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Pharmacist Job Outlook

The Pharmacist Job Outlook is quite good, with employment of pharmacists is expected to increase by 25 percent from 2010 to 2020, better than the average for all occupations. Several factors are likely to contribute to this favorable Pharmacist Job Outlook. Scientific advances will lead to new drug products. More people may get insurance coverage for medications. The number of older people is growing, and older people use more prescription medicines than younger people. All of these trends point toward increasing utilization of prescription drugs, which will enhance the demand for pharmacists. In addition, as healthcare continues to become more complex and as more people take multiple medications, more pharmacists will be needed to counsel patients on how to use their medications safely.

Demand is also likely to increase for pharmacists in physicians' offices, outpatient care centers, and nursing homes

Because a significant number of pharmacists are expected to retire in the coming decade, new pharmacists should expect good job prospects.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor


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Job Outlook for Select Health Professions
by Projected Job Growth from 2010 to 2020
:
52% - Veterinary Technicians
44% - Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
39% - Physical Therapists
38% - Dental Hygienists
37% - Audiologists
37% - Counselors
36% - Medical Scientists
36% - Veterinarians
33% - Emergency Medical Technicians
33% - Occupational Therapists
33% - Optometrists
32% - Pharmacy Technicians
31% - Dental Assistants
31% - Medical Assistants
30% - Physician Assistants
29% - Cardiovascular Technologists
29% - Opticians
28% - Chiropractors
28% - Radiologic Technologists
28% - Respiratory Therapists
26% - Registered Nurses
25% - Pharmacists
25% - Social Workers
24% - Physicians and Surgeons
23% - Speech Language Pathologists
22% - Health Services Management
22% - Licensed Practical Nurses
22% - Psychologists
21% - Dentists
21% - Health Information Technicians
20% - Dietitians
20% - Podiatrists
19% - Nuclear Medicine Technologists
19% - Surgical Technologists
17% - Recreational Therapists
11% - Clinical Laboratory Technicians
9% - Occupational Safety Specialists
6% - Medical Transcriptionists
0% - Dental Lab Technician




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