Pharmacy Job Outlook 2013

Pharmacists and pharm techs have been in demand for several years and 2013 looks to continue that happy pattern.


U.S. News reported in December that it ranked the career of pharmacist as number three (3) in its annual ranking of “The 100 Best Jobs” for 2013.

Why? “Possessors of a Pharm.D can anticipate nearly 70,000 available jobs this decade—the brunt in physician offices, outpatient care centers, and nursing homes,” the news magazine wrote.


The magazine quoted the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as stating that the median salary (half of pharmacists make more and half make less) for pharmacists in 2011 was $133,390. The BLS also reported that the lowest salary for pharmacists was about $85,000 while the “best-paid 10 percent” earned an annual salary of a bit more than $144,000.


In addition, according to U.S. News, the BLS reported that the highest-paying pharmacist positions are found in residential mental health or rehab facilities as well as “consulting services.”


Over at the BLS itself, it projects a 25 percent job growth outlook between 2010 and 2020.


If you’re a pharmacy tech, the job outlook also looks extremely rosy for the coming year. The BLS projects that job growth for techs will grow by a whopping (if we do say so) 32 percent between 2010 and 2020, which the BLS calls “faster than average” (an understatement if ever there was one).


What about your own job search? Have you been approached by pharmacist or pharmacy tech recruiters regularly? If you apply to jobs, are you finding that it’s pretty easy to get interviews? Or are you having a hard time landing interviews?


Whether your job hunt is going well or is taking longer than you’d like, send your resume/CV to a recruiter at Rx relief®. We can help you find a great pharmacist or pharmacy tech position quickly. Contact us today.