Pharmacy Technician

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

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Outsized Jobs Growth

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COVID-19 has accelerated the demand for retail pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Since March, we have seen major hiring announcements from brands like CVS and Walgreens. In addition, Amazon is expected to hire some pharmacists as part of its national hiring spree of 100,000 individuals.

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)


Hospitals, long-term care facilities, retail pharmacies

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*Job search results on conducted November-December 2018
** US Bureau of Labor Statistics