Careers in Pharmacy - The Pharmacy Technician

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Interested in becoming a pharmacy technician? Discover what they do, how to become one, and more!

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Careers in Pharmacy - The Pharmacy Technician

  1. 1. What is a Pharmacy Technician?
  2. 2. What is a Pharmacy Technician?0A healthcare professional performing pharmacy related functions Pharmacy is a field of healthcare that focuses on safe and effective use of medication
  3. 3. What do Pharmacy Technicians do?
  4. 4. What do Pharmacy Technicians do?0 Take from customers or health professionals the information needed to fill a prescription0 Count tablets and measure amounts of other medication for prescriptions0 Compound or mix medications0 Package and label prescriptions0 Accept payment for prescriptions and process insurance claims0 Perform routine administrative tasks
  5. 5. Where do PharmacyTechnicians work?
  6. 6. Where do Pharmacy Technicians work?0 hospitals 0 clinical trials/research0 retail/chain drug stores facilities0 community/independent 0 nuclear pharmacies pharmacies 0 infusion and home care0 ambulatory care pharmacies pharmacies0 managed care/HMO 0 skilled nursing facilities pharmacies 0 long-term care facilities0 mail-order pharmacies 0 correctional institutions
  7. 7. How to Become a Pharmacy Technician
  8. 8. How to Become a Pharmacy Technician CompleteEarn high school pharmacy Pass state diploma or technology certification exam equivalent program (optional)
  9. 9. Pay
  10. 10. Pay Median Annual Wages, May 2010 $33,840.00 All Occupations $39,340.00 Health TechniciansPharmacy Technicians $28,400.00
  11. 11. Job Outlook
  12. 12. Job Outlook Percent Change in Employment, projected 2010-2020 All Occupations 14% Health Technicians 26%Pharmacy Technicians 32%
  13. 13. CareerStaff RxAre you a pharmacy technician who is lookingfor a job? CareerStaff Rx has been connectingtop pharmacy professionals with premierpharmacies for over 15 years! Give us a call – 800.766.0122 or Apply online – www.CareerStaffRx.com
  14. 14. 800.766.0122 | www.CareerStaffRx.com

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