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Self-Care

Self-Care

Does prioritizing self-care means betraying your patient care? I asked this question to myself when I was working as a hospital pharmacist and slowly burning out. Our patients have always been our priority as the sole reason for the pharmacy profession, is to take...

The 2020 Pharmacist Salary Guide

The 2020 Pharmacist Salary Guide

Looking for the 2022 Pharmacists Salary Guide? Click here. Here we are, back with our annual salary guide. We provide these each year not only to provide insight into what may be the most preferable pharmacy jobs, but also to aid you in any raise negotiations you may...

She Quit Her Job to Create Her Dream Career

She Quit Her Job to Create Her Dream Career

When Krista first talked with us at The Happy PharmD, she had a very negative outlook on her career in pharmacy. I hated going to work. I felt like I was in a rut that I was never going to get out of. I was miserable. She thought she would likely be doing the same...

The Happy PharmD Q1 2020 Review

The Happy PharmD Q1 2020 Review

You know, I imagined 2020 going a lot differently… Despite COVID-19, the world moves on, as does The Happy PharmD! We continue to help pharmacists transition into work they love and help many find better employers. I’m thrilled by what we accomplished, so let’s jump...

When You’re Stuck in a Pharmacy Job

When You’re Stuck in a Pharmacy Job

Quote at the top: I’ve reached the height of my career. Is this what I’m going to be doing for the next 30 years?We usually don’t become aware of something until it happens to us. When my wife was pregnant with our first child nine years ago, I remember walking into...

Should You Leave Pharmacy?

Should You Leave Pharmacy?

​ Quiz: Should You Leave Pharmacy? Pharmacy is in tough times right now. Many people are wondering, How do I get out? They may say, "I don't know what I want to do, but it's certainly not this.” When our coaches begin working with a client, we often start with this...

Stop Networking and Do This Instead

Stop Networking and Do This Instead

It feels like everyone is talking about the importance of networking; it’s really become one of the ‘hot topics’ and even a selling point of conferences (in all industries, not just pharmacy). With some pundits estimating that 70% of jobs aren’t even listed and are...

S1E1: An Introduction to the Happy PharmD

S1E1: An Introduction to the Happy PharmD

I’m Alex Barker, I practiced pharmacy at a Veteran Affairs Hospital for 5 years. All the while, I built businesses on the side, unrelated to my day job or pharmacy, so a few pharmacists reach out to me, saying things like, “I want to start something too.” This all...

Creating a Side Hustle in Nutrition

Creating a Side Hustle in Nutrition

When Jess Goff started working with us at The Happy PharmD, she was feeling desperate to get out of her pharmacy job. She felt unsatisfied by the work she was doing but wasn’t sure how to approach a career change. “I wasn’t sure how to make a change in an intelligent...

Your Approach to Hiring is All Wrong

Your Approach to Hiring is All Wrong

Your approach to hiring is all wrong -- neither your gut nor peer advice will get you the caliber people you need. Most owners trust their gut to determine how to locate and hire the best possible candidates for any job opening. Others seek advice from more...

Graphic Pharmacy – Rotation Advice

Graphic Pharmacy – Rotation Advice

One of the most important lessons I learned in becoming a pharmacist was not taught in school; it was rubbed in my face at the beginning of my rotation year. What is your advice to your younger self before they start rotations?

Graphic Pharmacy – When Pharmacists Do Cancer Talk

Graphic Pharmacy – When Pharmacists Do Cancer Talk

https://flic.kr/p/24JjbGt Let's just say when pharmacists talk about cancer, we tend to focus a bit more on the drug side effects than the cancer itself, no matter how trivial it is.And in reality, that is usually how we find some crucial information from patients...

Oh! The Pills You Will Fill!

Oh! The Pills You Will Fill!

Oh the pills you will fill, on your pharmacy stoo After completing 7 years at your pharmacy school It may take even longer, it could take a whopping 8 years! And you may graduate someday in debt, right up to your ears. It may feel as bleak as a father seated in 3rd...