Supervised of a licensed pharmacist.

INTRODUCTION

Pharmacy technician’s duties include measuring, weighing and mixing medical drugs; preparing and labeling medicines. Regulation in issuing medicine to customers, maintaining inventory and keeping patient medication profilers or specified records or computerized systems are essential elements of training. Program completion is approximately one year.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Pharmacy personnel have many career options available in community pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes, home healthcare agencies, government agencies, or within the pharmaceutical industry.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Pharmacy Technician

EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK

Working as a pharmacy technician is a great place to start, if you are interested in having a career in the pharmaceutical industry. Starting as a pharmacy technician gives a person the type of training that would be necessary in order to become a pharmacist. Employment for pharmacy technicians is expected to grow 20% through the year 2022.

SALARY

Median wage for this career is $29,320 annually.