There are currently an estimated 402,500 pharmacy technicians in the United States. The pharmacy technician job market is expected to grow by 11.8% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are pharmacy technicians?

CareerExplorer rates pharmacy technicians with a B- employability rating, meaning this career should provide good employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 52,000 pharmacy technicians. That number is based on 47,600 additional pharmacy technicians, and the retirement of 4,400 existing pharmacy technicians.

What’s the supply of pharmacy technicians?

The pharmacy technician industry is concentrated in California, Texas, Florida

Pharmacy Technician job market by state

State Name Employed Pharmacy Technicians
California 36,920
Texas 35,370
Florida 29,380
Illinois 22,290
New York 18,260
Pennsylvania 17,870
Ohio 16,810
Michigan 14,390
North Carolina 13,850
Georgia 12,330
Tennessee 11,510
Missouri 10,910
Arizona 10,190
Indiana 10,170
New Jersey 10,120
Virginia 9,910
Massachusetts 8,610
Minnesota 8,490
Kentucky 8,440
Maryland 7,950
Wisconsin 7,820
Washington 7,590
Alabama 7,340
South Carolina 7,060
Louisiana 6,290
Colorado 5,530
Puerto Rico 5,530
Oklahoma 5,050
Arkansas 4,580
Iowa 4,540
Oregon 4,260
Kansas 4,030
Utah 3,960
Mississippi 3,860
Connecticut 3,780
Nevada 3,610
West Virginia 3,060
Nebraska 2,620
New Mexico 2,430
Maine 2,220
Idaho 1,960
Hawaii 1,770
New Hampshire 1,570
Delaware 1,510
Rhode Island 1,460
South Dakota 1,270
Montana 1,100
District of Columbia 990
North Dakota 770
Alaska 680
Vermont 670
Wyoming 570
Virgin Islands 90
Guam 50