May 10, 2018
After hearing a #podcast episode on market saturation on RxRadio two days ago a P1 (just finished P1 year) reached out asking "should I quit pharmacy school?" The podcast reported that Kroger wasn't hiring ANY pharmacists, so I looked into the numbers for the big 5 from their own websites: CVS 880 openings/Walgreens 54/Walmart 169/Rite Aid 83/Kroger 32 so 1223 openings of the 60,588 jobs, so 98% filled. Many of these jobs are intern/hourly/float but some are salaried. I think before P4 year we need to get away from I'm getting a job with my pharmacy license to I'm getting a job using my training as a healthcare professional.