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Pharmacy: Career and Education Opportunities in Alaska

Pharmacy: Pharmacy Aides support Pharmacists as they prepare and dispense mediations. Working with both health care providers and insurance companies, they work to smooth out the process of prescription filling.

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Alaska has a population of 698,473, which has grown by 11.41% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Great Land," its capital is Juneau, though its biggest city is Anchorage. In 2008, there were a total of 452,986 jobs in Alaska. The average annual income was $43,922 in 2008, up from $41,081 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Alaska was 8.0% in 2009, which has grown by 1.5% since the previous year. About 24.7% of Alaska residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Alaska include oil extraction, transportation, and general merchandise stores. Notable tourist destinations include the The Imaginarium, the Anchorage Historic Properties Inc, and the Exhibit Support.


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Pharmacist's Aide

Pharmacist's Aides record drugs delivered to the pharmacy, store incoming merchandise, and inform the supervisor of stock needs. Pharmacist's Aides need to read and understand what has been read. They also need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues.