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There is some new workforce studies out there that have come out this year that I don't think I have seen any comments on here. You can read at your leisure on the new revamped manpower algorithms from AACP and their new "quotient" scale and the links below. Here are some of the highlights I found interesting on quality of life and also their are more unemployed pharmacists since 2014 as if they needed to do a study for that. AACP has also learned that water is wet.

Quality of Work-life
The quality of work-life section measured full-time pharmacists' attitudes about work-home conflict (i.e.
work impacting home-life, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, home-work conflict (home
impacting work-life and control in the work environment. A total of 58% of pharmacists reported high levels
of job satisfaction. Job satisfaction was lowest among pharmacists working in chain, mass merchandiser
and supermarket settings. Overall, only one-third of respondents reported they had a high level of control
in their work environment with higher levels of control reported by pharmacists working in independent
community pharmacy (50% of pharmacists), ambulatory care (50% of pharmacists) and other (non-patient
care) (65% of pharmacists) settings. Generally, compared to 2014, the results related to work attitudes
suggest that full-time pharmacists’ quality of work-life was lower in 2019.
In terms of job stress, full-time pharmacists reported on experiences or aspects of their jobs that are “highly
stressful.” The three most common “highly stressful” job experiences or aspects were “having so much
work to do that everything cannot be done well” (43% reporting “highly stressful”), “working at current
staffing levels” (37% reporting “highly stressful”), and “fearing that a patient will be harmed by a
medication error” (35% reporting “highly stressful”). The findings were similar to findings in 2014. Female
pharmacists rated each stressor higher than their male colleagues.
Regarding the job market, younger full-time pharmacists (up to age 30) and those practicing in community
pharmacy settings reported a greater likelihood to search for new employment and a higher possibility of
leaving their current job within the next year. A higher percentage of younger (up to age 30) full-time
pharmacists were aware of vacant positions that would be a good fit for them.

Overall these findings have provided continuing data and some new data about the pharmacist workforce.
The pharmacist workforce continues to change in 2019. More licensed pharmacists were working outside of
pharmacy or were unemployed relative to 2014, reflective of the tightening of the pharmacist labor market

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Those numbers are horrendous, 8 hospital pharmacy jobs posted in Alabama for all of 2019? Only positive thing I see in this report is that it's likely highly inaccurate due to being an automated analysis of job postings.
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