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Pharmacy Technicians

in Massachusetts

Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.

Occupation Projection for Pharmacy Technicians

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
292052  Pharmacy Technicians 7,635 8,308 673 8.81 % 259 353 67 679 High school diploma or equivalent 

Pharmacy Technicians 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    5,010  66 % 5,460  66 % 450  9 % $31,370
Health Care and Social Assistance    2,000  26 % 2,160  26 % 160  8 % $40,660
Hospitals    1,910  25 % 2,050  25 % 140  7 % $40,760
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
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