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Pharmacy Staffing Agency: Is It Right for You?

Deciding Whether You Should Work for a Pharmacy Staffing Agency? Let’s Look At the PROS and CONS…

The entire field of pharmacy is becoming saturated with new graduates looking to fill positions of a retiring community of baby boomers. Unfortunately, pharmacists have a slower turnover rate compared to other professions, because of the low physical demand of pharmacy positions, as well as the high average pay and great job flexibility. This means that the market is filled to the brim with unemployed pharmacy professionals, ready to work at a moment’s notice. Many make use of pharmacy staffing agencies like CareerStaff Rx.

On the other hand, pharmacies just like yours are struggling to keep their teams well staffed every single day. Sickness, emergencies, and a plethora of other possibilities can keep your employees at home, leaving pharmacies understaffed and under productive.

In today’s economic landscape, pharmacy professionals are in higher demand than ever. Many pharmacies have not been adequately staffed, and they oftentimes utilize a pharmacy staffing agency to fill their needs. As a pharmacist or pharmacy technician, is such an agency right for you?

Let’s go over the pros and cons of working with a pharmacy staffing agency, like CareerStaff Rx.

PROS

  1. Networking Opportunities– Through working with a pharmacy staffing agency, you’ll have the opportunity to network with a massive amount of people in many different pharmacy environments. Due to the nature of temporary staffing, you will likely end up working in a wide variety of pharmacies, all offering excellent networking opportunities.

  2. Try out Employers– You’ll have the chance to work with many different employers to find your best fit. Many times, independent pharmacy professionals will start working in a pharmacy only to find out that for whatever reason they don’t enjoy working there. Don’t take that risk- use a pharmacy staffing agency to try out many different employers.

  3. Skill Diversification– Different pharmacies use varied computer systems. Through a pharmacy staffing agency, you can be exposed and trained in many different systems to match the needs of various pharmacies. This makes you a more attractive candidate to employers, who are looking for experienced and professional pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

  4. Stress-Free Approach– Once you apply, you can stop worrying about finding employment! The pharmacy staffing agency becomes your advocate for finding work. CareerStaff Rx has the resources and connections to get you a job fast!

  5. Great Benefits– This is where CareerStaff Rx is a step ahead of its competitors. While most pharmacy staffing agencies offer little to no benefits, CareerStaff Rx offers a vast array of insurance options for full-time employees such as medical, life, vision, dental, short- and long-term disability, 401(k), auto and even pet insurance.

 

CONS

  1. Temporary Work– At first, most of your work will be temporary. This means a lack of steady employment and potentially less pay than full-time employees. However, the great thing about temporary work is the great opportunity to network, try out employers, and diversify your skill set! Additionally, many pharmacy staffing agencies including CareerStaff Rx offer temp-to-perm services that allow pharmacy professionals to transition into full-time positions if they work well with a pharmacy.