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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.

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
292052  Pharmacy Technicians 8,425 9,056 631 7.49 % 146 63 83 High school diploma or equivalent 

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    5,560  66 % 5,790  64 % 230  4 % $30,100
Health Care and Social Assistance    1,950  23 % 2,220  25 % 270  14 % $39,960
Hospitals    1,700  20 % 1,900  21 % 200  12 % $40,060
General Merchandise Stores    370  4 % 440  5 % 70  21 % $32,650
Ambulatory Health Care Services    250  3 % 320  3 % 70  28 % $39,000
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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