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Pharmacy Technician

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Performing under the supervision of a registered pharmacist, Pharmacy Technicians mix and fill prescriptions and maintain the pharmacy’s stock levels. This program prepares you for a position in a hospital pharmacy, drug or proprietary store, health maintenance organization, nursing home, physician office, or clinic

In this program, you will:

  • Learn medical terminology and how to interpret medication orders.
  • Develop an understanding of pharmacy technology.
  • Get hands-on training through clinical practice opportunities.
  • Prepare to sit for the certification exam administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

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Career Facts

  • The average annual wage for a Pharmacy Technician is $28,500.
  • Employment is expected to increase by 31 percent from 2008 to 2018, which is much faster than average.
  • Job opportunities exist in hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies, health maintenance organizations, nursing homes, physician offices, and clinics.
  • Work schedules vary depending on where you work and may include nights, weekends, and holidays.
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