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Pharmacist Job Outlook

Employment of pharmacists is projected to grow 3% from 2014 to 2024, slower than the forecasted 7% average growth 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. Employment of pharmacists in traditional retail settings is projected to decline slightly as mail order and online pharmacy sales increase.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor

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