Pharmacy Technician

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.

Typical Salary Range: 
$14 - $30 per hour
Who Does Well: 

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. 

Types of Employers: 

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. 

Career Path: 

Futher training may lead to Pharmacist jobs. 

How to find a job: 

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.  

Training Required: 

Most Pharmacy Technician Programs last two semesters and consist of didactic and practical experience in a simulated community pharmacy, homecare or hospital pharmacy.