A Career as a Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy technicians may help licensed pharmacists dispense medication to customers, working primarily with mass retailers and in pharmacies in grocery, retail, and department stores; as well as in HMO, hospital, urgent care, and clinic pharmacies. Pharmacy technician may work closely with pharmacists and duties may include receiving prescriptions, counting pills, labeling medications, and using drug distribution systems.
Pharmacy Technician Education Programs
Diploma, certificate, and associate's degree programs are offered at vocational, technical, and community colleges to prepare for a career as a pharmacy technician. Program coursework may include pharmacology and medical terminology, computer skills, pharmacy procedures and law. Many employers may now require pharmacy technicians to pass a certification examination and to be recertified every two years.