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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.

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
291051  Pharmacists 6,993 7,172 179 2.56 % 181 18 163 Doctoral or professional degree 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health and Personal Care Stores    3,610  52 % 3,420  48 % -190  -5 % $115,560
Health Care and Social Assistance    2,190  31 % 2,490  35 % 300  14 % $113,370
Hospitals    2,020  29 % 2,270  32 % 250  12 % $113,440
General Merchandise Stores    310  4 % 320  4 % 10  6 % $112,060
Ambulatory Health Care Services    170  2 % 220  3 % 50  29 % $112,610
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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