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Pharmacy: Career and Education Opportunities in Arizona

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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Arizona has a population of 6,595,778, which has grown by 28.56% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona's capital and biggest city is Phoenix. In 2008, there were a total of 3,437,191 jobs in Arizona. The average annual income was $34,339 in 2008, down from $34,365 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Arizona was 9.1% in 2009, which has grown by 3.2% since the previous year. Approximately 23.5% of Arizona residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Arizona include consumer lending, truck, utility trailer, and rv rental, and truss manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Phoenix Art Museum, the Phoenix Museum of History, and the Heard Museum.


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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.