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    The Top 10 Worst States to Be a Pharmacist

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


    4. Georgia

    • Mean wage: 35
    • Number of pharmacists: 8
    • Location quotient: 22
    • Cost-of-living: 14
    • Crime statistics: 33
    • Pharmacy robbery rates: 42
    • Overall well-being: 34
    • Health insurance coverage: 46
    • Pharmacy job openings: 24
    • Financial savviness: 45
    • Stress: 43
    • Education level: 35

    Total: 381

    Pharmacists in the Peach State ranked number eight in the total number of pharmacists. The overall crime statistics for Georgia are 33 on our overall list, but they came in at 42 with pharmacy robberies (there were 19 reported in 2016).

    Pharmacists in Georgia earned, on average, $116,170 dollars per year—about $6,000 less than the national average. Like many of its neighbors, Georgia ranked low on the list of residents with health insurance coverage. A total of 15.7% of Georgians are without coverage for their prescription medications.

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