July 25, 2017 Sunlight shines through an iconic W crest banner on Bascom Hill at UW-Madison. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison). Share this...Facebook0emailLinkedinTwitterAccording to the July 19, 2017 edition of Drug Topics magazine, a strong annual wage and number of job openings were two factors that boosted the Badger State into a second place ranking as best place to be a pharmacist in America. The news magazine considered metrics ranging from the number of pharmacists per state and health insurance rates to crime statistics and stress in determining the top ten. The upper Midwest and New England regions proved to be the strongest.