Jet Setter Pharmacist: All-American City of Invention

February 29, 2012

As a pharmacist, you have options when it comes to where you work, and at PharmacyWeek we see several pharmacy job opportunities cross desks every day that even make us want to get up and go work at these dream destinations. Jet Setter Pharmacist highlights great job openings in even better locations, and what makes these locations and employers so unique!

LOCATION: Akron, Ohio

EMPLOYER: Akron Children’s Hospital

POSITION: Pharmacist & Clinical Coordinator

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Rising from the rolling hills of the Western Reserve along the Ohio & Erie Canal, Akron is a vital heartland city and an ideal meeting point at the center of multiple major transportation routes. Surrounded by lush greenery and adjacent to Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Akron is a playground for active travelers. The downtown hosts a vibrant arts scene and world class shopping. Summer brings excitement with the World Golf Championship Bridgestone Invitational and the All-American Soap Box Derby.

Where can you go to sleep in a renovated grain silo (a place called Quaker Square), visit one of the finest examples of Tudor Revival architecture in America, and explore an interactive science museum of invention? Akron, Ohio, of course. The City of Invention. A two-time All-America City and given first place in the City Livability Award competition by the United States Conference of Mayors in 1999.

Akron is the home of the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame and Inventure Place–an interactive museum of invention, the Soap Box Derby, Alcoholics Anonymous, oatmeal, artificial fishing bait, the NEC Invitational golf tournament, and Stan Hywet Hall – one of the finest examples of Tudor Revival Architecture in America.

Akron was founded by Simon Perkins in 1825 and developed into a canal town on the Ohio and Erie Canal. As railroads replaced the canal system, the rubber industry grew under the entrepreneurship of Dr. Benjamin Franklin Goodrich, F.A. Seiberling, and Harvey Firestone. The presence of B.F. Goodrich Tire, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Firestone Tire, and General Tire led Akron to become the Rubber Capital of the World. Great cereal mills, such as the Quaker Oats Company were also located in Akron.

Now, Akron is a world-renowned center of polymer research, and development. The Polymer Science Institute of the University of Akron has made us an international leader in education in the polymer field. More than 35,000 people in the Akron area are employed in approximately 400 polymer related companies. Akron is also home to many small manufacturing firms, and has a large variety of retail establishments and shopping complexes.

High quality, affordable housing makes Akron an attractive place to live. The availability of green space provided by 6,600 acres of Metropolitan Parks, just moments from residential areas makes Akron a pleasing combination of urban convenience and pastoral beauty. The park system includes a 25-mile bike and hike trail.

With a wonderful array of sites and attractions…accommodations and restaurants…meeting and convention facilities…and countless recreational activities, Akron is bound to have what you are looking for.


With A Knack for Knock-Knock Jokes.

The knowledge to soothe symptoms, the expertise to prescribe a child-size dose, and the ability to provide advice parents can trust. At Akron Children’s Hospital, we’ll take this foundation and build something exceptional together.

Here, we combine clinical experience with a witty punch line. It’s how we deliver on our promise to care for every child as we would our own. And it’s how you can use a healthy dose of laughter to produce better outcomes for your patients.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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