What does a Pharmacy Technician do?
Pharmacy technicians assist the pharmacist in the preparation and distribution of medications, maintaining the drug inventory, and maintaining patient and pharmacy records in a manner consistent with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations, as well as pharmacy policies and procedures. Pharmacy technician activities are performed under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist.
Pharmacy technicians generally have their high school diploma and are licensed as a pharmacy technician in their state of practice. Many pharmacy technicians also choose to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician by meeting eligibility requirements and passing an exam. The best pharmacy technicians are customer-service oriented and have a keen eye for detail.
Pharmacy Technician Salaries
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Pharmacy Technician Career Path
Learn how to become a Pharmacy Technician, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
Pharmacy Technician Insights
“they say flexible hours but its not really because that just means you have to work weekends and nights”
“(I'd recommend being cautious with what personal information you share with coworkers AND management.”
“Lead pharmacy technician and floater pharmacists I worked with were lazy and did not want to bother training me.”
“15 cent raise after 1 year even though my performance was great (per my performance review)”
“My favorite part of working for Meijer is the flexible hours as I am a college student”
“Working at CCH is the best possible job because the team feels very strong and everyone is supported to be strong.”
“Pay is great but I recommend this place as a short term place of employment.”
“It was a date job when I was there so the benefits were really good.”
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician
When working as a pharmacy technician, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Speaking, English, Pulmonary Function, Written Communication and Calculations.
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The most common qualifications to become a pharmacy technician is a minimum of a GED / High School Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.