Occupation description: Dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use. May advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosage, interactions, and side effects of medications.
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Labor Force Indicators
|2011 Worker Characteristics
|Total workers||Nonresident workers
||Percent nonresident||Percent age 45 plus||Percent age 50 plus
|2011 Potential Supply
|Qualified but working in another occupation||27
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||9
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||8
|2011 ALEXsys Employment Data
|Number of registrants
|Number of job position postings
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2011 Alaska Licensing Information
Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: Doctoral or professional degree
||Work experience: None
||On-the-job training: None