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Below is a list of links to anonymous job profiles of REAL PEOPLE who have filled out our survey and offered to share their insights with our users about their job in the Pharmacy Technician field.
IDJob TitleGenderAgeEarningsCity & StateDate
33771Pharmacy TechnicianFemale28 $23,000Mays Landing, NJ01/01/2010
33568Pharmacy TechnicianFemale25 $27,000Kentwood, MI01/01/2010
33513Certified Pharmacy TechnicianFemale44 $37,000RENICK, MO01/01/2010
33412Pharmacy TechnicianFemale25 $30,000GrandRapids, MI01/01/2010
32742Pharmacy TechnicianFemale32 $30,000roseville, MI01/01/2010

Overview

Pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of pharmacists to organize, distribute, and stock prescription medication. Some of a pharmacy technician?s daily duties may include labeling and packaging prescription medication, measuring prescription amounts, and informing a pharmacist of medication shortages.

Although some pharmacy technician jobs may only require a high school diploma, some better paying positions in top pharmacies or hospitals may require a post-secondary vocational certification or degree. Additionally, certain states have a certification process for pharmacy technicians, which usually involves completing a training program or passing an exam. Pharmacy technicians should not be confused with pharmacy assistants; assistants perform more clerical functions, such as greeting customers and answering phones.

Pharmacy technicians are essentially needed anywhere that handles prescription medications, which may include grocery stores, hospitals, and drug stores. Work is often fast-paced, especially at busy retail and drug store pharmacies.

People who are great at multitasking and prefer a fast-paced work environment may be good candidates for pharmacy technicians. Additionally, because tasks such as counting pills may be tedious at times, people with patience are often better for pharmacy technician positions.

We have real-world career profiles below that provide insight into the daily duties performed by actual pharmacy technicians. Check out the profiles below to learn more about what real people in the field are doing today, such as salaries, career paths, and more.


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