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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
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,100137$22.55/hr$15.80/hr$19.14/hr$23.54/hr$24.52/hr$30.21/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities4,890$19.68/hr
Financial Activities20$24.40/hr
Professional and Business Services120$19.15/hr
Education and Health Services2,240$23.52/hr
Public AdministrationN/A$24.52/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 80$20.71/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 120$19.09/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 160$18.92/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 260$18.63/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 260$18.65/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 270$19.02/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 330$18.65/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 360$19.96/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 440$18.81/hr1.7%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 470$18.64/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 520$18.64/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 530$18.64/hr2.7%
Northwest Minnesota 620$18.64/hr2.5%
Central Minnesota 650$20.11/hr0.8%
Rochester MN MSA 770$20.30/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 1,030$20.30/hr3.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,100$23.54/hr1.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 4,510$23.54/hrN/A
Minnesota 7,430$20.30/hr1.7%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Medical Assistants 10,830$24.92/hr16.1%
Pharmacy Aides 120$16.78/hr-15.3%
Tellers 5,800$18.84/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  • Receive and store incoming supplies, verify quantities against invoices, check for outdated medications in current inventory, and inform supervisors of stock needs and shortages.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.