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Pharmaceutical Industry Workers


Pharmaceutical industry workers are involved in many aspects of the development, manufacture, and distribution of pharmaceutical products. Pharmaceutical operators work with machines that perform such functions as filling capsules and inspecting the quality and weight of tablets. Pharmaceutical sales representatives sell and distribute pharmaceutical products and introduce new items to pharmacists, retail stores, and medical practitioners. Approximately 281,440 people are employed in the pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing industry. 

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma




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Pharmaceutical Sales Supervisor

Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

Pharmaceutical Sales Trainee

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