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Pharmaceutical Industry Workers
As the number of people age 65 and over continues to increase, the pharmaceutical industry is expected to grow to accommodate medical needs. In addition, technological developments continue to be pursued in many scientific endeavors, including the creation of new drugs for the treatment of such widespread diseases as AIDS and cancer. Employment for sales representatives and industrial production managers in pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing is expected to grow by 4 percent through 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), or more slowly than the average.