Pharmacist Shortages will continue

In Healthcare, Human Capital Trends, Uncategorized on March 16, 2010 at 5:38 pm

Written by Brian Hudson 2007

A recent report in outlined the continued shortage of pharmacists affecting staffing levels throughout the country. According to the report, The Columbus Dispatch reports that Ohio State University received more than 900 applications for 125 spots in its pharmacy college in the fall. From the Dispatch: “I could place 200 to 300 new pharmacy graduates tomorrow if I had them,” said Ernest Boyd, executive director of the Ohio Pharmacists Association.
The good news for pharmacists is that the shortage is driving up salaries in some parts of the country, such as New York, outlined in the following article from the New York Sun . The challenge for clients is how to best address the shortage and structure compensation packages that attract and retain talented pharmacists.
This shortage will continue as the population of older adults grows from 12% to over 20% of the population by 2030.


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