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Description: Pharmacists measure and sell medication to people who are sick when a doctor says they need it. They must know about the correct use, makeup, and effects of drugs. They tell patients about medicines, including reactions and possible side effects, and answer questions. Those in hospitals and clinics advise doctors and nurses on drugs and their effects. Most pharmacists spend much of the workday on their feet. They may wear gloves and safety masks when working with drugs. Many work nights and weekends.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Salary: $50,001 or more per year


There are 17 math topics Pharmacists need to know.
Basic Math / Algebra
Ratio and Proportion
Customary Measurement
Metric Measurement
Measurement Conversion
Basic Statistics
Statistical Graphing
Negative Numbers
Basic Problem Solving
First-Year Algebra
Using Formulas
Linear Equations
Second-Year Algebra / Trigonometry
Advanced Statistics
Other Topics
Basic Calculator Use
Computer Use
Mental Math