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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. The overall employment outlook for sales representatives in the pharmaceutical industry is thus considered favorable and is anticipated to continue to increase as fast as average for other occupations through 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Many drug companies are choosing to manufacture their products abroad, thereby decreasing the need for workers on the production line.