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Colorado Pharmacist Job Market

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by KansasPharmGirl, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. KansasPharmGirl

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    I'm currently a P3 student, and my dream is to work as a pharmacist in Colorado. I work retail now, and I will most likely go into retail (I know that's where most of the jobs are). Also, grocery store pharmacy is where it's at! ;). How difficult is it to find work in Colorado? I'm willing to work anywhere in CO, but I'd prefer to be near or in the mountains. I'm open to working for any company. Does anyone have any other advice on this? I'm also considering setting up a rotation out there, possibly at Safeway.
     
    #1 KansasPharmGirl, Jul 30, 2015
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  3. samuricool

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    Denver is a little tough. It is definitely where the majority of the state resides. Safeway just acquired Albertsons so they closed down a few stores to consolidate nearby businesses. King Soopers (Kroger) is, from what I hear, a great place to work. Staff and floaters are unionized if you're into that. However they are also a little difficult to get a foot in the door.

    I can't really speak for Colorado Springs or other "near mountain" locations.
     
  4. phrmgrl88

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    The market in Colorado is very tight, but if you're willing to move a few miles north to Wyoming there are tons of options. And still mountains :) Or, if you want to live IN the mountains, those are often difficult-to-staff stores, due to cost of living, resort-town atmosphere, difficult work environment (think TRANSFERS from vacationers). More likely to find openings there.
     
  5. KansasPharmGirl

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    Thank you for the advice.
     
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