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Pharmacists

in Massachusetts

Dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use. May advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosage, interactions, and side effects of medications.

Occupation Projection for Pharmacists

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
291051  Pharmacists 7,523 7,689 166 2.21 % 175 146 17 338 Doctoral or professional degree 

Pharmacists Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health and Personal Care Stores    4,660  62 % 4,600  60 % -60  -1 % $117,850
Health Care and Social Assistance    2,270  30 % 2,450  32 % 180  8 % $114,920
Hospitals    2,130  28 % 2,300  30 % 170  8 % $115,120
Ambulatory Health Care Services    130  2 % 150  2 % 20  16 % $111,630
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. (more...)