A pharmacy technician helps licensed pharmacists provide medication and other healthcare products to patients, and work with insurance companies to process claims. Most full-time pharmacy jobs are a 40-hour work week and usually involve standing on your feet.
Pharmacy Technician jobs involve interacting well with people, paying close attention to detail, and being able to multi-task in a fast paced environment. Many pharmacies are visible to the public so presentability is a must.
Pharmacy technicians typically work in retail pharmacies located in grocery or drug stores, but can also work in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics or assited-living homes.
Futher training may lead to Pharmacist jobs.
Online job websites, retail or drug store websites, LinkedIn, tempoaray staffing agencies, networking. Skills developed in pharmacy technician programs can be used in a multitude of healthcare settings.
Most Pharmacy Technician Programs last two semesters and consist of didactic and practical experience in a simulated community pharmacy, homecare or hospital pharmacy.