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Occupational Employment Statistics


29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians

Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 66048$21.75/hr$17.88/hr$18.53/hr$22.29/hr$23.87/hr$26.36/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities5,380$22.29/hr
Financial Activities130$23.00/hr
Professional and Business Services350$29.22/hr
Education and Health Services2,030$24.01/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 80$23.29/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 120$22.51/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 140$22.86/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 250$19.55/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 270$19.17/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 320$22.99/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 370$21.25/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 430$23.03/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 440$21.04/hr1.7%
Rochester MN MSA 440$23.35/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 460$20.15/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 520$20.15/hr2.7%
Northwest Balance of State 530$22.51/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 660$22.29/hr2.5%
Central Minnesota 690$22.98/hr0.8%
Southeast Minnesota 730$23.35/hr3.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,700$23.90/hr1.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 5,100$23.80/hrN/A
Minnesota 8,050$23.32/hr1.7%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Medical Assistants 11,840$24.23/hr16.1%
Pharmacy Aides 650$17.85/hr-15.3%
Tellers 5,770$19.19/hr-12.1%

  • Answer telephones, responding to questions or requests.
  • Receive written prescription or refill requests and verify that information is complete and accurate.
  • Prepack bulk medicines, fill bottles with prescribed medications, and type and affix labels.
  • Prepare and process medical insurance claim forms and records.
  • Assist customers by answering simple questions, locating items, or referring them to the pharmacist for medication information.
  • Price and file prescriptions that have been filled.
  • Operate cash registers to accept payment from customers.
  • Receive and store incoming supplies, verify quantities against invoices, check for outdated medications in current inventory, and inform supervisors of stock needs and shortages.
  • Maintain proper storage and security conditions for drugs.
  • Compute charges for medication or equipment dispensed to hospital patients and enter data in computer.