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.