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Pharmacy Technician

What does a pharmacy technician do?

Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists in preparing and dispensing prescription medications. Pharmacy techs will generally work behind the pharmacy counter taking prescriptions from customers and via telephone from health professionals. Pharmacy techs will help customers, mix medicines, count pills, measure medication, label medications, give instructions for medications, set up consultations with the pharmacist, and help take payments. A pharmacy technician is the friendly face of the pharmacy, acting as a liaison between the public and the pharmacist.

What do I need to get a pharmacy technician job?

This program combines classroom instruction and a 160-hour pharmacy externship. Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to sit for the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) exam through the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

What is the median salary of a pharmacy technician?

  • $31,420 per year

Where can I go from here?

Healthcare Careers
1. Pharmacy Technician
2. Certified Nursing Assistant
3. Emergency Medical Technician
4. Certified Medical Assistant
5. Dental Assistant
6. Medical Administrative Assistant
7. Personal Trainer
8. Physician Professional Coder
9. Physical Therapy Technician
10. Certified Medicine Aide
11. Licensed Practical Nurse
12. Paramedic
13. Medical Insurance Biller
14. Phlebotomist
15. Registered Nurse
16. Physical Therapy Assistant
17. Health Information Technologist
18. Medical Assisting
19. Dental Hygienist
20. Nurse Practitioner
21. Registered Nurse (RN to BSN)
22. Medical/Health Service Manager
23. Physical Therapist
24. Occupational Therapist
25. Dental Hygienist
26. Specialty Pharmacy Technician
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