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Pharmacist Workforce Trends:  Findings from the 2014 National Pharmacist Workforce Survey

The purpose of this webinar is to further explore the results of the 2014 National Pharmacist Workforce Survey. Data from this survey will describe the pharmacist workforce in terms of employment patterns (where pharmacists work and years with current employer), work characteristics (full time, part time, secondary work, workload perceptions, changes in base pay and additional earnings) and work activities (percentage of time spent in various areas during a typical week, services offered and resources available to offer services by employment setting). 

Data regarding the quality of work life (job satisfaction, job stress, amount of control in the work environment and commitment to the profession and employer) and pharmacists’ perceptions of the ease or difficulty of finding a new job.  Participants will be asked to share their experiences or provide comments on the findings of the survey and relate these findings to their experiences in Minnesota.  This session will be very informative and provide a starting point for discussion regarding the pharmacist workforce in the State.


  1. Describe the pharmacist workforce in terms of employment patterns, work characteristics and work activities
  2. Examine pharmacists’ quality of work life
  3. Investigate pharmacists’ perceptions regarding their ability to change jobs
  4. Discuss implications of the results for pharmacists working in the state of Minnesota

Speaker: Caroline A. Gaither

Caroline GaitherCaroline A. Gaither, PhD, FAPhA is Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems and Senior Associate Dean for professional education at the University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy. Her research interests include understanding and improving the work life of pharmacists, specifically focusing on individual (organizational and professional commitment, job satisfaction, job stress, role conflict, turnover, and gender and race/ethnicity effects) and organizational (culture and empowerment) level factors. She is also interested the psychosocial aspects of patient and provider decision-making regarding the management of chronic illness. Her teaching interests include the health care work-force, career and professional development, career management, work-related attitudes and behaviors and interpersonal communication.

She recently completed a sabbatical focusing on assessing pharmacy’s role in addressing health disparities and the Focused Investigator Training Program, American College of Clinical Pharmacy.  She served as chair for the Social and Administrative Sciences Section, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and received the Best Published Paper, Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science - Economic, Social and Administrative Sciences Section, American Pharmacists Association.

She received a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Pharmacy Administration from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Before joining the University of Minnesota, she was a faculty member at the College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is a licensed pharmacist and a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association.


Registration Fees:

Free for MPhA members and $25 for nonmembers. Student pharmacists and residents are provided a complimentary registration.

Student pharmacists and residents are provided a complimentary registration, please use the promo code “WebinarComp15” when checking out.

Continuing Education:

This presentation is being submitted to the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy for Continuing Education credit approval (one hour).

To receive Board of Pharmacy credits for this program the following must be completed:

  • Full participation/completion of webinar either during the live program or the archived presentation

  • Completion of survey post webinar acknowledging participation

Board of Pharmacy credit processing takes place on the 15th of each month.

The Minnesota Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Questions? Please contact jacquied@ewald.com with questions about credits.

Please contact jessicag@ewald.com with any techinical questions or issues.

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