Career Outlook for Pharmacy Technicians

Also known as:  Certified Pharmacy Technician, CPHT, Pharmacist Technician, Pharmacy Laboratory Technician, Pharmacy Technician
The overall job outlook for Pharmacy Technician careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 30.64 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 5.11 percent per year. Demand for Pharmacy Technicians is expected to go up, with an expected 92,500 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 3.47 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Pharmacy Technicians in the following states
California 29,270
Texas 27,860
Florida 20,060
Illinois 15,340
Ohio 14,500
New York 14,340
Pennsylvania 14,320
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Pharmacy Technicians
Virgin Islands 70
Guam 90
Wyoming 470
Vermont 570
Alaska 610
District of Columbia 670
North Dakota 670