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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Pharmacists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Pharmacies & drug stores is the industry that employs the most Pharmacists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Pharmacists, by average wage, is Management, scientific & technical consulting services. Pharmacists are paid most in McLean & Idylwood PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in Philadelphia City (Center City) PUMA, PA.


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Demographic information on Pharmacists in the US. The average age of male Pharmacists in the workforce is 44.8 and of female Pharmacists is 39.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Pharmacists is White.

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Data on higher education choices for Pharmacists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Pharmacists is Health but a relatively high number of Pharmacists hold a major in Engineering Technologies.



Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Pharmacists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Pharmacists need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Pharmacists need more than the average amount of Science, Management of Material Resources, and Operations Analysis.

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Projections on wages and job growth for Pharmacists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Pharmacists are expected to see a growth of 5.6% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

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