Pharmacy Aides (31-9095)

Occupation description:  Record drugs delivered to the pharmacy, store incoming merchandise, and inform the supervisor of stock needs. May operate cash register and accept prescriptions for filling.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 3437 8.82 24
United States 36,90035,200 -4.82,400 2,4004,620

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 13.969.1610.58 12.5616.2321.42
Alaska 19.4012.5316.08 19.6323.1825.76
Balance of State 15.7010.0813.01 16.1117.9319.03

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
392 5.132.4 21.6
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation27
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation5
UI claimants previously working in occupation5
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 37
Number of job position postings 7
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.3

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training