Pharmacy Technician Jobs

Pharmacy Technician Overview


Working as a Pharmacy Technician consists of more than simply counting pills under the direction of a pharmacist. These technicians perform a variety of other tasks, including customer service and clerical duties. Although Pharmacy Technicians often do work under the supervision of pharmacists to help them mix, measure and label pills and dosages, there is much more to the job than simply working behind the scenes as an assistant. Pharmacy Technicians are expected to interact with the public by greeting them, answering questions and assisting them with insurance and payment processing.

Pharmacy Technician Education Requirements


The minimum education requirement for Pharmacy Technician jobs is a high school diploma or equivalent. Because Pharmacy Technicians are expected to count and measure pills and operate a cash register, which may require making change, they should have knowledge of basic math and English skills. No experience is required to be a Pharmacy Technician as on-the-job training is typically provided. However, people with certification in pharmaceutical studies at a technical school or some degree of experience in the field might be given more preference for jobs than other candidates.

Pharmacy Technician Job Market


Because people are always in need of medications, the job market for Pharmacy Technicians has a positive outlook. Statistics project that there will be a 20 percent increase in the amount of Pharmacy Technicians employed from 2012 to 2022 as the health care industry expands. Other Pharmacy jobs in a pharmacy include being a Pharmacy Assistant.

Pharmacy Technician Salary


The median annual salary for a Pharmacy Technician is $29,320. Pharmacy Technicians who are employed at general medical and surgical hospitals, federal executive branches, colleges, universities, physicians' offices and outpatient care centers can expect to be on the higher end of the pay scale, earning as much as $40,650 annually. Additionally, those who have obtained certification as a Pharmacy Technician tend to earn more than those who merely possess a high school diploma.
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Start a new search >> Save it Upload Resume Pharmacy Technician / Certified Pharmacy Technician Medix Mount Prospect , IL Posted : 8/13/2014 JOB DESCRIPTION Pharmacy Technician / Certified Pharmacy Technician The Pharmacy Technician is responsible for: Overall coordination and processing of new patient medication orders and reorders Translating and entering new or refill prescri...
AlixaRx is a national long-term care pharmacy organization that has both Full and Part-Time Closed Door Pharmacy opportunities immediately available. Our mission is to deliver pharmacy services for post-acute care medical settings that Restore Health, Improve Patient Outcomes and Provide Cost-Effective, Accessible Healthcare Solutions. AlixaRx has a new approach to pharmacy services that incorpora...
Date: 10/24/2014 Location: Franklin, WI Job Number: 4107722 Description: Deliver fast, fun and friendly pharmacy service. Handle guest information with accuracy, security and confidentiality. Help pharmacists fill prescriptions. Resolve insurance issues to provide guest prescriptions on time. Requirements: Read product information, receipts and check/charge documents. Must have high school di...
Sanford Health System Fargo, ND, 58102
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN Job Number: RQ65029 Posted on: 10/24/2014 Employment Status Full-Time Wage & Hour Status Non-Exempt Location PHARMACY INPATIENT - SANFORD MEDICAL CENTER SOUTH WING - FARGO ND Shifts Day Nights Weekends Evenings Schedule Mostly day shifts Monday thru Friday. Rotating weekend shifts (every 4th weekend. Inpatient hospital pharmacy setting. Overview Under the supervision of a Pha...
Kaiser Permanente San Jose, CA
Description Under direct supervision of a licensed Pharmacist, may perform packaging, manipulative, repetitive, and other non-discretionary tasks, including removing drugs from stock; counting, pouring, or mixing pharmaceuticals; placing product into a container; affixing label(s) onto container; packaging and repackaging. Essential Functions: • Performs packaging, manipulative, repetitive, and...
Via Christi Health System Wichita, KS, 67251
Via Christi Health's rich history of serving the people of Kansas and the surrounding region dates back more than 100 years to the healing ministries of our founding congregations. Today, Via Christi Health is the largest provider of health care services in Kansas. We serve Kansas and northeast Oklahoma through our doctors, hospitals, senior villages and health services. Position Summary: Respon...
Kaiser Permanente Roseville, CA
Description Under direct supervision of a licensed Pharmacist, may perform packaging, manipulative, repetitive, and other non-discretionary tasks, including removing drugs from stock; counting, pouring, or mixing pharmaceuticals; placing product into a container; affixing label(s) onto container; packaging and repackaging. Essential Functions: • Performs packaging, manipulative, repetitive, and...
University of Maryland Medical Center Baltimore, MD, 21203
Pharmacy Technician Facility: University of Maryland Medical Center Employment Type: Full Time Location: Baltimore, MD Shift/Schedule: ROTATING Department: UMH: Core Pharmacy Posted FTE: 1 Job Posting Category: Allied Health Hours of Work: Rotating Job ID #: 35459 Benefits Eligible: Yes Minimum Education: High School Diploma License/Cert Required: Registered Pharmacy Technician Minimum...
Role: Specialty Pharmacy Technician-High Touch Assignment: RightSourceRx Location: Springdale, Ohio Bring your unique talents and perspectives to Humana and help us bring better healthcare solutions to our members. At Humana, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with members, provide professional advice, and enable positive outcomes in a growing organization. Humana’s innovative approach to ...
University of Utah Medical Group Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
Requisition Number 14383 Reg/Temp Regular Employment Type Part-Time Shift Regular Work Schedule Hours between 6am to 11pm, 7 days a week City SALT LAKE CITY State Utah Department HCH IPC 60P PHARMACY- Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mi...
Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco, CA
Description Under the direction of a licensed pharmacist, transcribes abbreviated and symbolized information from physician's orders onto patient medication profile, through manual and computer entry. Selects and prepares medications, pharmaceutical products, and intravenous admixtures, including chemotherapeutic agents. Assists in thee dispensing and distribution of medications. Maintains pharma...
Kaiser Permanente Mountain View, CA
Description Under direct supervision of a licensed Pharmacist, may perform packaging, manipulative, repetitive, and other non-discretionary tasks, including removing drugs from stock; counting, pouring, or mixing pharmaceuticals; placing product into a container; affixing label(s) onto container; packaging and repackaging. Essential Functions: • Performs packaging, manipulative, repetitive, and...
Christus Health Irving, TX
« back to search results Apply Now Pharmacy Technician I Cert-Reg - PRN - Variable -CHRISTUS Children's Hospital Responsible for assisting the pharmacists in pharmaceutical preparation, distribution and the record keeping functions in the delivery of pharmaceutical supplies to patients in accordance with department policies and procedures. Assists in control and accountability for all medicatio...
Date: 10/25/2014 Location: Bakersfield, CA Job Number: 3912131 Description: Deliver fast, fun and friendly pharmacy service. Handle guest information with accuracy, security and confidentiality. Help pharmacists fill prescriptions. Resolve insurance issues to provide guest prescriptions on time. Requirements: Read product information, receipts and check/charge documents. Must have high school...
Kaiser Permanente Honolulu, HI
Description Performs variety of semi-technical and clerical duties. Fills, packages and provides medication. Restocks to fixed levels and compounds or repackages following established policies, practices, procedures or specific instructions and within Federal and State statutes and regulations. Performs cashiering duties such as collection of cash, check, or credit card payments for all collectib...
Kaiser Permanente Lutherville, MD
Description Greets members at front desk, enters information about prescriptions into computer system, receives payment from members, and prepares medications for approval by pharmacist. May perform the duties of a Pharmacy Inventory Technician or a Pharmacy Admixture Technician. Essential Functions: • Greets members at counter or over the telephone, verifies member's eligibility status, and re...
Kaiser Permanente McLean, VA
Description Greets members at front desk, enters information about prescriptions into computer system, receives payment from members, and prepares medications for approval by pharmacist. May perform the duties of a Pharmacy Inventory Technician or a Pharmacy Admixture Technician. Essential Functions: • Greets members at counter or over the telephone, verifies member's eligibility status, and re...
Kaiser Permanente Largo, MD
Description Greets members at front desk, enters information about prescriptions into computer system, receives payment from members, and prepares medications for approval by pharmacist. May perform the duties of a Pharmacy Inventory Technician or a Pharmacy Admixture Technician. Essential Functions: • Greets members at counter or over the telephone, verifies member's eligibility status, and re...
Kaiser Permanente Beaverton, OR
Description The pharmacy technician provides customer-focused services to members in the technical aspects of pharmaceutical care, under the direct supervision of the pharmacist and in collaboration with the healthcare team. Essential Functions: • Overall Individual Responsibilities: Actively supports organizational & departmental policies & procedures w/in the Partnership. Seeks supervision/co...
Kaiser Permanente Centennial, CO
Description Under direct supervision of the Pharmacy Supervisor or Pharmacist, performs a variety of technical procedures to assist in providing pharmacy services, including verification of prescription refill requests, typing prescription labels, counting and pouring medications, maintaining prescription inventories, balancing and depositing daily revenue, and coordinating the activities of Phar...

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Pharmacy Technician

Salaries

$18,720.00 - $37,440.00
Typical Salary for Pharmacy Technician
(1293 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
25.8%
Bachelor's
21.9%
Certification
19.8%
Associates
13.7%
High School
10.1%
Vocational
4.3%
Master's
2.4%
(791 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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