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    The Top 10 States to Be a Pharmacist

    The definitive ranking of the best places to practice pharmacy in America.


    New Jersey

    6. New Jersey

    • Mean wage: 31
    • Number of pharmacists: 11
    • Location quotient: 29
    • Cost of living: 23
    • Crime statistics: 2
    • Pharmacy robbery rates: 39
    • Overall well-being: 6
    • Health insurance coverage: 25
    • Pharmacy job openings: 30
    • Financial savviness: 8
    • Stress: 10
    • Education level: 10

    Total: 224

    Continuing our foray into the Northeast, we move to New Jersey. While the mean wage is about $5,000 below the national average ($117,440), pharmacists in the Garden State enjoy very low crime rates, in general, but the pharmacy robbery rate (18 reported cases in 2016) is somewhat high. Financial savviness, stress, and education are at respectable levels and the state’s overall well-being is fairly high. The number of pharmacists in New Jersey ranks 11 while pharmacy job openings is in the lower fifth of the nation.

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