Employment in the various pharmacy occupations in the Wichita metropolitan area has varied significantly across the occupations for which data is available. Although these occupations account for a small fraction of the local labor force, approximately 1,700 workers, they provide valuable services to the community.
In the Wichita metropolitan area, employment in the pharmacy occupations has grown between 2008 and 2013. The concentration of these occupations in the Wichita area is above the national average. The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy opened a branch in Wichita in 2011, with the first class of students due to graduate in 2015. As new graduates enter the work force it is likely to increase the number of pharmacists in the area.
This report details both the state and national employment levels, as well as average wages, for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy aides.
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