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Pharmacy: Career and Education Opportunities in Missouri

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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Missouri has a population of 5,987,580, which has grown by 7.01% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Show Me State," its capital is Jefferson City, though its largest city is Kansas City. In 2008, there were a total of 3,672,794 jobs in Missouri. The average annual income was $36,356 in 2008, up from $35,120 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in Missouri was 9.3% in 2009, which has grown by 3.2% since the previous year. Roughly 21.6% of Missouri residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Missouri include stationery supplies merchant wholesalers, specialized freight trucking, and electrical apparatus, wiring supplies, and related equipment merchant wholesalers. Notable tourist destinations include the Kansas City Missouri City, the Crown Center Complex, and the Black Archives of Mid.


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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.