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    The Top 10 Worst States to Be a Pharmacist

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

     

    5. Florida

    • Mean wage: 28
    • Number of pharmacists: 3
    • Location quotient: 7
    • Cost-of-living: 27
    • Crime statistics: 46
    • Pharmacy robbery rates: 44
    • Overall well-being: 29
    • Health insurance coverage: 48
    • Pharmacy job openings: 42
    • Financial savviness: 28
    • Stress: 38
    • Education level: 37

    Total: 377

    Pharmacists in the Sunshine State should enjoy a fairly rich professional community. They ranked number three in overall pharmacy jobs and are number seven in the location quotient rankings. They ranked number 42 in job openings, which means that there are plenty of pharmacists in the state.

    Not so good, however are the state’s overall crime statistics—it comes in 46 on the overall list and number 44 in terms of pharmacy robberies (there were 20 reported in 2016). The state also ranks number 48 in overall health insurance coverage. A total of 16.2% of Floridians are uninsured and do not have coverage for their prescription medications.

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