Pharmacy Technician Jobs


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.
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559 Pharmacy Technician jobs found on Monster.

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A Prior Authorization Department in Scottsdale, AZ is seeking a full-time Clinical Pharmacy Technician. This is a possible contract to direct hire position. The Clinical Pharmacy Technician takes in-coming calls from members, providers, etc providing professional phone assistance to all callers through the criteria based prior authorization process. Maintains complete, timely and accurate document...
PRN Pharmacy Technician Summit Oaks Hospital Summit, NJ Pharmacy Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm. No nights, No Weekends! This position will not have guaranteed hours, will only work "as needed" to cover open shifts. Requirements: HS Diploma or GED Current experience in a hospital setting as a Pharmacy Technician New Jersey Registration as a Pharmacy Technician Prefer candidates who have experienc...
Summary: Prepares technical and clerical tasks associated with the preparation, labeling and dispensing of pharmaceuticals. Plays an integral role in the inventory and quality assurance activities. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Coordinates and schedules with the assistance of the Pharmacist in the preparation of sterile admixtures and home medical equipment orders Completes all calculatio...
A-Line Staffing is looking for 7 Pharmacy Technicians in the Scottsdale, AZ area. These Pharmacy Technicians will be working any 8 hour shift between 7am - 5pm. These Pharmacy Technicians will be compensated at $14.00 per hour. These Pharmacy Technicians will have a great opportunity to get in with a Big Time Pharmaceutical Company. If you are interested in this opportunity please reach out to Jar...
Complete all activities involved in filling prescriptions in a fast paced environment ensuring quality and integrity of the product produced. Activities will include but are not limited to filling canisters in the Optifill machine, replenishing channels in the A-Frame and ADU machines, accurately label manufacturer packages and prepare/label manually counted prescriptions. This position is respons...
The pharmacy technician provides pharmacy and medication services by working directly with patients and assisting the pharmacist with pharmacy functions in a clinic environment. Pharmacy technician works under the direction and guidance of the Pharmacy Manager. Monday-Friday – no evenings, no holidays. Graduate of an accredited pharmacy technician program, Colorado license preferred. Excellent int...
Our client, a rapidly growing company in the pharmaceutical industry, has an IMMEDIATE opening for a temporary Registered Pharmacy Technician job in Florham Park, NJ. The selected candidate should have 2+ years of experience working in a pharmacy/pharmacy call center setting. This individual will be responsible for working as part of a large team providing phone support to doctors, pharmacies and...
A specialty mail-order pharmacy in Mt. Prospect, IL is seeking a Pharmacy Technician for a temp to possible direct hire position. The pharmacy technician is responsible for overall coordination and processing of new patient medication orders and reorders. This includes verifying/reverifying insurance benefits; translating and entering new or refill prescriptions into the pharmacy information syste...
Description: Position Description: As one of the largest Pharmacy Benefits managers in the United States, UnitedHealth Group provides a professional culture where you're empowered and encouraged to exceed the expectations of our members, with better schedules than retail and more reach than any hospital. Join us and start doing your life's best work.SM Employees in this position perform various du...
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...
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...
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...
Pharmacy Technician-Implementation/Customer Service Specialist, Full time Rx Remote Solutions, Naperville, IL Description: As a professional member of our Rx Remote Solutions Team, you are responsible for establishing and maintaining positive client relationships, while providing excellent service support to new and existing customers via telephone. You will utilize your valuable technology and ph...
Company Description: Well Established organization for over 30 year in Fullerton California Pharmacy Technician Job Purpose: Supports pharmacological services by stocking, assembling, and distributing medications.Pharmacy Technician Job Duties:" Helps health care providers and patients by greeting them in person and by phone; answering questions and requests; referring inquiries to the pharmacist....
Long Term Care Pharmacy is looking for experienced Pharmacy Technicians to fill multiple positions in Data Entry and/or Customer Service. Various shifts and departmental placements are available. MUST be a registered Pharmacy Technician in the State of New Jersey. Previous Data Entry experience preferred. Long Term Care experience preferred. Previous Retail Pharmacy and Hospital Pharmacy experienc...
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...
A-Line Staffing is Now Hiring IL Licensed Pharmacy Technicians with Insurance Background for a Highly Reputable Pharmaceutical Client in North Chicago, IL!!!! Long Term Contract Opportunity with Direct Hire Potential! As a pharmacy technician in this position, you will work in the state of the art call center facility, interacting with patients to provide insurance information related to leading e...
Care1st Health Planis a full service managed care organization offering Medi-Cal and Medicare plans. We are committed to providing health care that is medically excellent, ethically driven and delivered in a patient-centered environment that recognizes the positive relationship between health education, a culture of wellness, an emphasis on prevention and a cost-effective delivery of care. We are...
Position Summary of Pharmacy Technician - Pharm Tech - Pharmacy Coordinator: Are you an experienced Pharmacy Technician in the Tacoma, WA area looking for a new opportunity with a prestigious healthcare company? Do you want the chance to advance your Pharm Tech career by joining a fortune 500 company that provides on-going training and development? Are you interested in working for a company that...
The New Windsor Pharmacy is looking for a RESPONSIBLE & RELIABLE full time employee to work as a pharmacy technician. Prospective employee must have their own vehicle and must be able be available nights and weekends. Pharmacy experience is preferred but not a requirement. If you are interested, stop in at 215 Quassaick Ave New Windsor, NY with your resume and fill out an application or you can re...
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Pharmacy Technician

Salaries

$18,720.00 - $37,440.00
Typical Salary for Pharmacy Technician
(1287 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
25.9%
Bachelor's
22%
Certification
19.8%
Associates
13.6%
High School
10%
Vocational
4.3%
Master's
2.4%
(788 Respondents)
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