What are the chances that the demand for pharmacists will dramatically decrease over the coming years?

I want to go into a field that can give me financial security throughout most of my life. Many people have been saying that the demand for pharmacists WILL decrease and noone knows what the future will bring, but I just wanted to know what might possibly happen.

Asked By: Jane - 6/28/2006
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right now the demand is high but 10 years down the road i dont know, the future is a toss up. if mail order pharmacy continues to grow (its being pushed heavily by many insurance companies like caremark and medco) it can drastically reduce the amount of pharmacists needed to dispense prescriptions since they are... More
Answered By: mnvikes8484 - 7/10/2006
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I'm not sure why those people think it will decrease. Health care is the most secure industry right now, by far. As baby boomers age, a huge portion of the population will need more and more health care, medicine, etc. I would think the need for pharmacists would only increase, both in retail and in hospitals and... More
Answered By: Aemilia753 - 6/28/2006
From what I've been hearing and seeing, pharmacists are very much in demand, with pharmacies popping up on every corner. But I could be wrong.
Answered By: masb1987 - 6/28/2006
The answer should prove to be just the opposite. At this time, Pharmacists positions are available in the US.
Answered By: froggie-went-a-courtin-ah-ha - 6/28/2006
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