2012 Third Qtr-Pharmacy Tech-Program Trends

2012 Third Qtr-Pharmacy Tech-Program Trends








Western Technical College

400 Seventh Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
608.785.9200

Occupation Report for Pharmacy Technician Program
August 28, 2012
2012 Third Quarter Data for 2013-2017 Projections
Western Technical College District

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Region Info
Name: Western Technical College District
Description: Western district counties
County Areas: Buffalo, Wisconsin (55011), Crawford, Wisconsin (55023), Jackson, Wisconsin (55053), Juneau,
Wisconsin (55057), La Crosse, Wisconsin (55063), Monroe, Wisconsin (55081), Trempealeau, Wisconsin
(55121), Vernon, Wisconsin (55123)

Selected Occupations

Occupation
Pharmacy Technicians (SOC 29-2052)

Education Level
Moderate-term on-the-job training

Executive Summary

Basic Information
2013 Occupational Jobs
2017 Occupational Jobs
Total Change
Total % Change
Openings
2012 Median Hourly Earnings

470
515
45
9.57%
91
$11.70

Occupational Change Summary

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2013
Jobs

Region
Regional Total
State Total
National Total

470
7,423
352,396

2017
Change
Jobs
515
7,873
389,745

45
450
37,349

%
Change
10%
6%
11%

2012
Median
Hourly
Earnings
$11.70
$13.23
$13.51

Openin
gs
91
1,216
72,801

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2012.2

Top Industries for Selected Occupation

NAICS
Code
446110
622110
452112
454113
445110
452910
901199

Name
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (Private)
Discount Department Stores
Mail-Order Houses
Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except
Convenience) Stores
Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters
Federal Government, Civilian, Excluding Postal
Service

2013
Jobs
182
151
32
22

2017
Jobs
206
164
32
25

24
13
0
3

%
Change
13%
9%
0%
14%

21

21

0

0%

14

17

3

21%

12

13

1

8%

Change

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2012.2
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Data Sources and Calculations

Industry Data
In order to capture a complete picture of industry employment, EMSI basically combines covered employment
data from Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) produced by the Department of Labor with total
employment data in Regional Economic Information System (REIS) published by the Bureau of Economic
Analysis (BEA), augmented with County Business Patterns (CBP) and Nonemployer Statistics (NES) published
by the U.S. Census Bureau. Projections are based on the latest available EMSI industry data, 15-year past local
trends in each industry, growth rates in statewide and (where available) sub-state area industry projections
published by individual state agencies, and (in part) growth rates in national projections from the Bureau of Labor
Statistics.

State Data Sources
This report uses state data from the following agencies: Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development,
Bureau of Workforce Information.

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