Pharmacist Assistants


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Career Cluster
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100154
Pharmacist Assistants

Pharmacist Assistants - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

About half of all pharmacy technicians work in retail drug stores.

Major employers:

  • Pharmacies and drug stores
  • Hospitals
  • Grocery store pharmacies

Outlook

Growth for this occupation will be about as fast as average. As the population ages, more people will need medications. New medications are always being developed and more will become available. Also, new federal health care laws mean that more people will be covered by health insurance and be able to seek medical treatment.

Demand for pharmacy technicians also grows as pharmacy technicians do more tasks formally done by pharmacists. Job prospects will be best for those with experience, formal training, and certifications.

Pharmacy Technicians (CIS 100154)

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Illinois
19,048
Very large
&
5.3%
5.8%
>>>>
1,603
Very High
  Champaign Area
334
Very large
&
6.6%
7.0%
>>>>
28
High
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
288
Large
&
-1.4%
5.0%
>>>>
22
High
  Cook County
8,539
Very large
&
5.8%
5.6%
>>>>
724
Very High
  Decatur Area
163
Large
&
4.3%
7.0%
>>>>
13
High
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
827
Very large
&
7.6%
9.7%
>>>>
72
High
  Du Page County
1,808
Very large
&
6.7%
5.4%
>>>>
156
High
  Edwardsville Area
322
Very large
&
-0.9%
5.1%
>>>>
24
High
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
175
Very large
&
5.1%
7.0%
>>>>
15
High
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
272
Very large
&
4.4%
5.2%
>>>>
22
High
  Lake County
1,220
Very large
&
7.5%
8.6%
>>>>
106
Very High
  McHenry County
333
Very large
&
7.2%
6.8%
>>>>
28
High
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
289
Very large
&
8.0%
6.8%
>>>>
25
High
  Northwest Illinois Area
341
Very large
&
3.8%
3.6%
>>>>
27
High
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
813
Very large
&
0.2%
7.3%
>>>>
62
High
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
250
Very large
&
-1.6%
4.3%
>>>>
19
High
  Rock Island-Moline Area
273
Large
&
7.0%
5.7%
>>>>
23
High
  Rockford Area
469
Very large
&
-1.3%
7.6%
>>>>
35
High
  Shawnee National Forest Area
150
Very large
&
4.7%
2.4%
>>>>
13
High
  Springfield Area
441
Very large
&
3.4%
4.7%
>>>>
37
High
  St Louis-Belleville Area
519
Very large
&
-1.0%
6.4%
>>>>
40
High
  Vermilion County
119
Very large
&
5.0%
4.9%
>>>>
10
High
  Will County
1,142
Very large
&
7.0%
9.1%
>>>>
98
Very High
United States
422,300
Very large
&
3.6%
3.7%
>>>>
33,400
High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.