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Career and Education Opportunities for Pharmacist's Aides in Massachusetts

Massachusetts has a population of 6,593,587, which has grown by 3.85% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Bay State," Massachusetts's capital and largest city is Boston.

There are currently 1,400 working pharmacist's aides in Massachusetts; this should shrink by 14% to about 1,210 working pharmacist's aides in the state by 2016. This is not quite as good as the national trend for pharmacist's aides, which sees this job pool shrinking by about 6.3% over the next eight years. In general, pharmacist's aides record drugs delivered to the pharmacy, store incoming merchandise, and inform the supervisor of stock needs.

A person working as a pharmacist's aide can expect to earn about $10 per hour or $22,320 annually on average in Massachusetts and about $9 hourly or $20,100 per year on average in the U.S. as a whole. Incomes for pharmacist's aides are not quite as good as in the overall category of Pharmacy in Massachusetts, and not quite as good as the overall Pharmacy category nationally. People working as pharmacist's aides can fill a number of jobs, such as: pharmacy helper, prescription clerk, and pharmacy aide.

In 2008, there were a total of 4,251,139 jobs in Massachusetts. The average annual income was $50,897 in 2008, up from $49,644 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Massachusetts was 8.4% in 2009, which has grown by 3.1% since the previous year. About 33.2% of Massachusetts residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Massachusetts include wholesale electronic markets and brokers, portfolio management, and navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Boston Sparks Association, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Boston Fire Museum.

CITIES WITH Pharmacist's Aide OPPORTUNITIES IN Massachusetts


JOB DESCRIPTION: Pharmacist's Aide

Pharmacist's Aide video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, pharmacist's aides record drugs delivered to the pharmacy, store incoming merchandise, and inform the supervisor of stock needs. They also may operate cash register and accept prescriptions for filling.

Every day, pharmacist's aides are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. They need to listen to and understand others in meetings.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Massachusetts

Massachusetts
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Massachusetts has a population of 6,593,587, which has grown by 3.85% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Bay State," Massachusetts's capital and largest city is Boston. In 2008, there were a total of 4,251,139 jobs in Massachusetts. The average annual income was $50,897 in 2008, up from $49,644 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Massachusetts was 8.4% in 2009, which has grown by 3.1% since the previous year. About 33.2% of Massachusetts residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Massachusetts include wholesale electronic markets and brokers, portfolio management, and navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Boston Sparks Association, the Gibson House Museum, and the Boston Fire Museum.