What Does this Mean for Florida Registered Pharmacists?
It is estimated that almost 20% or one-fifth of the nearly 4,000 pharmacies in Florida are located in the Jacksonville metropolitan area and the associated surrounding areas. Pharmacists are badly needed to fill the RPh jobs that are on the rise due to the explosive growth that the City of Jacksonville is currently experiencing. Ranked by Forbes magazine as the 36th best city for business and careers of all US cities, jobs are predicted to increase by slightly less than 4% a year in Jacksonville and its neighboring cities annually over the next five years or so. Known to be a national center for both the defense and transportation industries, the city is famous for the Port of Jacksonville and for its numerous military facilities. Jacksonville can boast that the city is the 3rd largest military and defense center of the United States with the Jacksonville, Mayport and Blount Island Naval Air Stations, plus the Naval Submarine Base at Kings Bay all in a short proximity geographically. Additionally, the city is known as a major tourist and visitor attraction and is world famous for its golf, sports (including the NFL team The Jacksonville Jaguars), fishing, dining and nightlife, and, of course, some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.
Employment opportunities and pharmacist jobs in the Jacksonville Metropolitan area include cities such as Pointe Vedra, Neptune Beach, Sawgrass, Atlantic Beach, Orange Park, Mandarin, St. Johns and Palm Valley to name just a few. Additionally, add in the fact that the city is roughly only 25 miles from the State of Georgia and it all leads to numerous opportunities and jobs for qualified pharmacists looking for a new job or work experience.
There are estimated to be over 2,000 jobs in the Jacksonville, Florida area for pharmacists. These RPh positions exist in all types of pharmacy settings. They include traditional independent community pharmacies, the large retail chain pharmacies, as well as institutions, clinics, hospital pharmacies and specialty pharmacies (such as compounding pharmacies, IV infusion pharmacies and mail-order pharmacy businesses). Jobs for pharmacists are also commonly found in the Jacksonville metro area working for pharmaceutical manufacturers, large insurance companies, plus for medical software development firms.
Who Can Help You With Switching Pharmacist Jobs?
If you are a pharmacist seriously considering making a change, HCC can help you to “boost” your chances for success. Healthcare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing has been known nationally as a full service Pharmacy staffing agency since 1989. Headquartered in Central Florida, HCC offers job seekers an in-house team of trained consultants that can help assist pharmacists licensed to work in Florida to obtain a job that matches their skills and experience, plus fits their lifestyle and needs. With all the services that we provide to both pharmacies and pharmacists, it’s sometimes easy to overlook the fact the we are one of the most successful and respected pharmacy staffing and placement firms in the nation. Pharmacy staffing and job placement are our primary business now for over 31+ years. If you are a pharmacist looking for a new position or considering a career change, we urge you to talk with us. With placement positions immediately available, contact us today online or call us at 800-642-1652 to explore how we can help you in your choice of a new pharmacy career path. We’ll get right back to you to discuss which job opportunities best match your skills and needs.