Pharmacy Technician

  • Job Openings
  • Median Salary
  • Job Growth
  • 3000+
  • $31,750
  • Est. to increase by 12%

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Important Facts

Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers and health professionals. In most states, technicians can compound or mix medications and call physicians for prescription refill authorizations. Pharmacy technicians working in hospitals and other medical facilities prepare a great variety of medications, such as intravenous medications. They may make rounds in the hospital, giving medications to patients.

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Course Overview

This program prepares students to understand and apply accepted practice standards of the Pharmacy Technician profession.

Upon completion of the course, students will learn how to prepare medications under the direction of a licensed pharmacist. They will learn how to read and interpret written prescriptions; comprehend the fundamental elements of medical terminology; and understand how to measure, mix, label, and record dosages according to prescription orders.
Certification Exams

NHA Pharmacy Technician certification (CPhT)

Employment

Hospitals, long-term care facilities, retail pharmacies

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Source:
*Job search results on Indeed.com conducted November-December 2018
** US Bureau of Labor Statistics