Pharmacy Technician Jobs
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Pharmacy Technician Job Overview
Working under the supervision of a pharmacist, pharmacy technicians fill prescriptions in a hospital or other healthcare setting, or in a retail pharmacy. Pharmacy technician jobs also involve customer service tasks, such as taking payments, answering phones and processing insurance claims. In healthcare settings, pharmacy technician work may include giving patients medications.
Pharmacy Technician Education and Certification
Most pharmacy technician jobs require a high school diploma and in some cases, completion of a one-year certification program from a community college or vocational school. In some states, you need to be certified before you can work as a pharm tech.
Getting certified by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board or the National Healthcareer Association will improve your chances of landing pharmacy technician employment.
Pharmacy Technician Job Market
The number of pharmacy technician job opportunities will increase 32 percent from 2010 to 2020, which is much faster than most jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports. That growth will be fueled by increased demand for prescription drugs coming from aging Baby Boomers and an increase in the number of prescription drugs available to consumers.
Pharmacy Technician Salaries
The median pharmacy technician salary in 2011 was $28,940, the BLS reports. The top 10 percent earned a median of $41,880.
PharMerica Corporation is a premier institutional pharmacy services provider, dedicated to providing quality patient care and innovative pharmacy solutions to institutional customers and patients in long-term care settings. With nearly $2 billion in annual revenues, PharMerica is the second largest institutional pharmacy company in America. PharMerica operates more than 100 institutional pharmacie...
A-Line Staffing is looking for 5 Pharmacy Tech's for Memphis, TN. This Pharmacy Technician candidate n eeds to be available for an 8 hour shift between 11am and 10pm (M-F.) This Pharmacy Technician position is current Compensating at $12.50 per hour. If you are interested you can reach me by phone at (877) 782-3334 or by E-Mail at ***** . Job Description: This position works cl...
A-Line Staffing is currently in need of 15 pharmacy technicians to work full-time in Mount Prospect, Il. These positions will be responsible for: placing outbound and taking inbound calls. Job Description: This position is responsible for scheduling specialty meds orders, obtaining and documenting clinical and demographic patient information, checking level of coverage and explaining benefits and...
A-Line Staffing is looking for 10 Pharmacy Tech's in Mount Prospect, IL. These Pharmacy Tech's will work either a 10:30a - 7:00p or 11:00a - 7:30p Shift Monday through Friday. This Pharmacy Tech opportunity will be compensated at $15.96 per hour. I have listed a Detailed Job Description and Job Requirements for you to review. You can reach me by phone at 877.782.3334 or by Email At JPetrill@alines...
A-Line Staffing is looking for 11 Pharmacy Tech's for Scottsdale, AZ. This Pharmacy Technician candidate n eeds to be available for an 8 hour shift between 7am-530pm .(M-F) This Pharmacy Technician position is current Compensating at $12.00 per hour. If you are interested you can reach me by phone at (877) 782-3334 or by E-Mail at ***** . Job Description: This position works cl...
A-Line Staffing is looking for 5 Pharmacy Tech's for Philadelphia, PA. This Pharmacy Technician candidate n eeds to be available for an 8 hour shift between 11am and 10pm(M-F.) This Pharmacy Technician position is current Compensating at $13.00 per hour. If you are interested you can reach me by phone at (877) 782-3334 or by E-Mail at ***** . Job Description: This position work...
A-Line Staffing is actively in search of 12 Pharmacy Technicians in Richardson, TX. This Pharmacy Tech position is 1st shift which is an 8 hour shift between 7am-9pm which is 40 hours a week and possible overtime available. This Pharmacy Tech position is current Compensating at $14.00 per hour. You can reach me by phone at (877) 782-3334 or by E-Mail at ***** Job Description: T...
*This position is located on Kwajalein in the Marshall lslands. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Maintains effective and economical inventory management of all drugs, medical items and chemicals handled by pharmacy Perform all skills needed as both and out-patient and in-patient pharmacy technician under the supervision of the Pharmacist. Insure that inventory levels of medications and m...
*This position is located on Kwajalein in the Marshal lslands. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: · Supports the values of the organization by demonstrating personal responsibility, respect for self and others. · Is committed to innovation through teamwork, and is dedicated to providing accurate and timely services to patients. · Provides direct support for the departments of Pharmacy and...
JOB TITLE: Technician I, Nuclear Pharmacy - Albuquerque, NM At Cardinal Health, we're developing the innovative products and services that make healthcare safer and more productive. Join a growing, global company genuinely committed to making a difference for our customers and communities. Function: Pharmacy Operations Family: Nuclear Pharmacy What Nuclear Pharmacy contributes to Cardinal Health N...
. Are you a Licensed Pharmacy Technician with at least 6 months of working experience as a Tech? Are you interested in working for a Mail Order Pharmacy or Pharmacy Call Center? We have Full Time- Temporary and Contract Opportunities available. The opportunity can possibly go permament for the perfect candidate. You must be available to work between the hours of 7am and 11pm. Responsibilities incl...
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN Tampa Bay and surrounding areas - PHARMACY OPPORTUNITIES - Become a UNITED Pharmacy Staffing preferred candidate UNITED Pharmacy Staffing, a JCAHO certified agency has been placing pharmacy technicians in perm, contract and temporary positions in Hospitals, Retail, Infusion and LTC since 1997 coast to coast. Whether you are ACTIVELY or PASSIVELY seeking a new opportunity in 201...
PromptCare Home Infusion, LLC, an innovative regional leader in the home infusion industry and prides itself on providing the highest quality of care to all of its patients. If you are a career focused Pharmacy Technician and would like to join our premier clinical team providing services in the home environment on a per-diem basis, we would like to hear from you. Responsibilities for the current...
Senior Care Pharmacy is a closed door pharmacy specializing in dispensing prescription medication to residents in long-term care facilities. We are accepting applications for full-time and part-time Certified Pharmacy Technicians. Candidates demonstrating the following qualities, experience, and skills will be considered. - Extensive background in Order Entry and Customer Service - Experience in s...
A-Line Staffing is looking for Pharmacy Tech's over in Pittsburgh, PA. These Pharmacy Tech's will work Monday Evening Through Saturday Morning with a 10:30pm - 7:00am shift with Overtime available in which you would be paid time and a half. These Pharmacy Tech's will be compensated at anywhere from $12.00 - 14.00 Per Hour. These Pharmacy Tech's have a great chance to get in with a big time company...
Interested in joining our team? We currently have an opening for a Pharmacy Technician for our Fairfax, VA location. Home Infusion or hospital experience preferred. Enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals should apply. Candidates who are Certified/Licensed Pharmacy Technicians strongly urged to apply. Ideal candidate must be available for Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. shift with flexibility f...
Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital in Lexington, KY has an immediate need for a Certified Pharmacy Technician. This position will work 40hrs/wk and must be able to work hours between 8a.m. and 7 p.m. Will be responsible for Omnicell filling, floor stock inspection and replenishment, intravenous product compounding, etc. Clerical duties may also be assigned to assist Pharmacy Manager such as ord...
A-Line Staffing is looking for Pharmacy Technicians in Scottsdale, Arizona. These Pharmacy Tech's will be working Monday - Friday either 8-5 or 9-6. These Pharmacy Tech's will be Compensated anywhere from $13.00 - 14.00 per hour depending on experience. These Pharmacy Tech's will have a great chance to get in with a Big Time Pharmaceutical company. If you are interested in learning more about thes...
A-Line Staffing is looking to fill over 10 Pharmacy Tech Positions in Mount Prospect, Illinois. These Pharmacy Tech positions are going to be Monday - Friday any 8 hour shift between 8am - 8pm. These Pharmacy Tech positions will be compensated at anywhere from $13.00 - 15.96 Per Hour depending on which position they will perform. If you are very interested in this position and have read all the de...
PHARMACY TECHNICIANS CASHIERS RITE AID, one of the nation's leading retail drugstore chains, is looking for responsible individuals to fill the full and part time positions of PHARMACY TECHNICIAN & CASHIER in the local area. Applicant must be able to work days, nights and weekends. Experience preferred but will train appropriate candidate. Please MAIL or EMAIL your resume to: RITE AID 59 North Pla...
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$18,720.00 - $37,440.00
Typical Salary for Pharmacy Technician
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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Supports pharmacological services by stocking, assembling, and distributing medications.
Rate of Growth
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Attention to Detail
Creating a Safe, Effective Environment
Maintains pharmacy inventory by checking pharmaceutical stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed medications and supplies; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt; removing outdated drugs.
Organizes medications for pharmacist to dispense by reading medication orders and prescriptions; preparing labels; calculating quantities; assembling intravenous solutions and other pharmaceutical therapies.
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