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    The Top 10 Worst States to Be a Pharmacist

    Looking for a new location? You should probably avoid these states.


    7. Oklahoma (tie with Tennessee)

    • Mean wage: 17
    • Number of pharmacists: 28
    • Location quotient: 18
    • Cost-of-living: 5
    • Crime statistics: 34
    • Pharmacy robbery rates: 23
    • Overall well-being: 47
    • Health insurance coverage: 49
    • Pharmacy job openings: 32
    • Financial savviness: 41
    • Stress: 36
    • Education level: 41

    Total: 371

    The Sooner State tended to be toward the middle of the pack for most of its numbers. However, there were a couple of extremes. The bad news first: The state’s overall well-being came in at number 47. The worse news was the population’s overall health insurance coverage: 16.5% of Oklahomans are uninsured.

    The good news, however, is that they have a reasonably low cost-of-living, coming in fifth.

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