Registered Pharmacist jobs and positions (R. Ph.) are currently on the rise throughout the Orlando and Central Florida metropolitan area. Licensed pharmacists are currently in demand due to the immense population explosion that is occurring in the Orlando area. With Orlando being the second fastest growing city in the United States according to Forbes Magazine, job opportunities for all medical professionals are rising exponentially. In addition is the fact that new statistics have shown that in 2016 alone Orlando actually grew faster than any of the thirty largest metropolitan areas in the entire nation. More pharmacies have been started and opened in Orlando and its surrounding communities than ever before, resulting in an a rapidly expanding job market. According to the Forbes article, not only will the population growth in Orlando during 2020 actually exceed the growth seen in any previous years, but the projected job growth is estimated to exceed 3.5%. Additionally, the projected GMP growth in Central Florida will increase to over 6% in 2020 (as compared to slightly less than 4% in 2019). Lastly, with a projected salary and wage increase of an estimated 8.2%, Orlando and the Central Florida metropolitan area will become the #1 fastest growing city in the nation this year.
What Does this Mean for Registered Pharmacist Jobs?
It is estimated that almost 20% or one-fifth of the nearly 4,000 pharmacies in Florida are located in the Central Florida metropolitan and surrounding areas. Central Florida is also known as the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Metropolitan Area and is synonymous with Disney World of course. With a population of over two and a half million people, it is much more than just a tourist attraction. Along with Disney’s Magic Kingdom, International Drive, Universal Studios and SeaWorld are the Central Florida colleges and universities (UCF being the 2nd largest university in the nation with over 64,000 students), the rich cultural environment (the new Dr. Phillips Center being a great example) and the major sport teams (the Orlando Magic and Orlando City Soccer) that make Orlando such a vibrant city to live in.
When referencing employment opportunities and pharmacist jobs in the Orlando and the Central Florida area, included are many notable cities such as Kissimmee, Sanford, Winter Park, Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Maitland and Lakeland. Yet the Orlando area also includes numerous additional smaller cities like Heathrow, Taft, Apopka, Windermere, Winter Garden, Ocoee, Mount Dora, Oviedo, Longwood, Pine Castle and Eatonville to name just a few. In all of these cities exist opportunities and jobs for qualified licensed Registered Pharmacists (plus Florida Certified Registered Technicians and CPhT’s).
How Many Pharmacist Jobs in the Orlando Area are there?
There are estimated to be a total of over 20,500 jobs for pharmacists in Florida according to the latest available numbers released by the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (in their 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics Report). A search today on the Indeed.com website (considered to be the largest and most often used job listing website) lists 395 open job positions available when a search was performed for “Pharmacist Central Florida”. These pharmacist open job positions exist in all types of pharmacy settings. This includes the traditional independent retail community pharmacies and 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). Although this may perhaps change in years to come due to the projected increase in the number of pharmacy graduates (according to an article in Medscape), currently the reality is that open positions far outdistance the number of potential candidates that are realistically available.
Are you a Pharmacist looking for a new opportunity in the Orlando or Central Florida area?
Healthcare Consultants Pharmacy Staffing is a nationally renowned pharmacy staffing company that has been a leader in matching qualified pharmacists and pharmacy technician candidates in Florida to the right job and employer for over 31+ years now. Headquartered in Central Florida, HCC has an in-house team of trained consultants that can help assist registered pharmacists to find a job that matches their skills and experience, plus fits their lifestyle and needs. Call us now at (800) 642-1652 or click here now to let us know your availability and we’ll get right back to you to discuss which job opportunities best match your skills and needs.
Who Can Help You With Finding the RIGHT Pharmacist Job?
If you are 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. With all the services that we provide to both pharmacies and pharmacists, it is sometimes easy to overlook the fact the we are one of the most successful and respected pharmacy staffing and placement firms in the country. Pharmacy staffing and job placement are our primary business now for over 31+ years. If you are a pharmacist looking for a new position in the Orlando and Central Florida area (or considering a career change), we urge you to talk with us. With both temporary and permanent 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 in Central Florida.