• Bereket Molla Tigabu Haramaya University, school of Pharmacy, clinical pharmacy unit.
  • Mintesnot Mengesha Haramaya University, school of Pharmacy, clinical pharmacy unit.


Objective: To assess job satisfaction of pharmacists in Harar town, Eastern Ethiopia.

Methods: A prospective cross sectional study was conducted using the self administered questionnaire among pharmacy professionals working in Harar town, eastern Ethiopia from Feb 20 – Apr 20, 2014. Statistical analysis was carried out using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), version 16.0. Frequencies cross tabs and a non-parametric Mann-Whitney test was done to analyze data.

Results: Among 43 total respondents most 32(74.4%) were satisfied by their job and the rest 11(25.6%) are not satisfied by their job. Monthly income (P=0.002), years of experience (P=0.015), considering working in appropriate carrier (P=0.002) and given professional freedom by management (P=0.000) was found to have an association with job satisfaction.

Conclusion: Most of the respondents claimed that they were satisfied by their job and most of the respondents want to learn post graduate program in pharmacy in the future.


Keywords: Job satisfaction, Pharmacy professional, Self administered questionnaire.


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Author Biography

Bereket Molla Tigabu, Haramaya University, school of Pharmacy, clinical pharmacy unit.

MSc in clinical pharmacy

Lecturer and clinical pharmacist in Haramaya University School of Pharmacy


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Tigabu, B. M., and M. Mengesha. “JOB SATISFACTION OF PHARMACISTS IN ETHIOPIA: THE CASE OF HARAR TOWN”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 6, no. 9, 1, pp. 449-52,
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