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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645 Pharmacy Technician jobs found on Monster.

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Description: Pharmacy Technician at Total Home Care Pharmacy, Las Vegas, NV Total Home Care of Nevada provides durable medical equipment and infusion services to patients in their homes. Total Home Care also provides these services to patients residing in Assisted Living facilities and Residential Care settings under arrangement with the individual facility. Total Home Care's team of healthcare pr...
A-Line Staffing is searching for State and Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technicians for Multiple openings in Richardson, TX and Frisco, TX areas. This is a possible contract to direct hire position. For immediate consideration please send your resume to David Lichocki at ***** or call me at 877-782-3334! Description The Clinical Services Representative functions as a primary con...
Description: Position Description: Welcome to one of the toughest and most fulfilling ways to help people, including yourself. We offer the latest tools, most intensive training program in the industry and nearly limitless opportunities for advancement. Join us and start doing your life's best work. Positions in this function are responsible for providing expertise and customer service support to...
Description: Southwest Medical Associates (SMA) is a multi-specialty group of physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, consisting of over 200 providers, fourteen clinical locations including nine health care centers, five urgent care clinics and an outpatient surgery center. SMA offers patients compassion, innovation, and quality care throughout southern Nevada. SMA is headquarter...
CSI Health assists in staffing hundreds of locations nationwide for a large, retail and pharmacy benefit management company. We are currently seeking candidates for a Pharmacy Technician in Troy, MI. The Pharmacy Technician will be responsible for: Scheduling of customer orders by phone. Reviewing pertinent patient info and noting in operating system. Ensuring timely dispensing so as to compliance...
Description The Technician works under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist and assists in the preparation, packaging, delivery, and charging of various medications in a manner consistent with Federal and State Laws, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals (JCAHO), and the Hospitals internal QA programs. The Technician will also be involved in inventory management functions...
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 mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, resp...
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 mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, resp...
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 mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, resp...
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 mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, resp...
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 mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, resp...
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 mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, resp...
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 mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, resp...
A-Line Staffing is searching for State and Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technicians for Multiple openings in Richardson, TX and Frisco, TX areas. This is a possible contract to direct hire position. For immediate consideration please send your resume to David Lichocki at ***** or call me at 877-782-3334! Description The Clinical Services Representative functions as a primary con...
A-Line Staffing is looking for 20 Pharmacy Technician's in the Mount Prospect, IL area. These Pharmacy Tech's will be working Monday-Friday any 8 hour shift between 7:30a-7:30p. These Pharmacy Tech's will be compensated anywhere from $11.50 - 15.96 per hour depending on which position you are selected for. This Pharmacy Tech position will be a great opportunity to get in with a Big Time Pharmaceut...
Pharmacy Technician needed for growing Tallahassee pharmacy. We are looking for a team oriented technician who is willing to learn and adapt. Great atmosphere, great hours, no weekends or holidays. Experience preferred, compounding experience highly sought after....
Sharpsville, 16150
Part-Time Pharmacy Technician Institutional Care Pharmacy (ICP) provides quality healthcare services to the long-term care industry and is currently seeking a Part-Time Pharmacy Technician. Duties includes filling medication orders. Organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks is required. Previous pharmacy experience is preferred. Required work schedule is Monday thru Friday with a...
Pharmacy Technician, Pharm Tech, CPhT, PTCB, dispensing, insurance, prior authorizations, mail order, call center, doctors office, medical ofice, tech, technician, pharmacy Pharmacy Technician / CPhT / PTCB - IMMEDIATE HIRE!! A-Line Staffing is currently in need of 3 motivated pharmacy technicians professionals who are team players and also interested in working with an mail order pharmacy leader....
AHS PharmStat is currently looking to hire a Filling Pharmacy Technician for a facility in Milford, OH. The position would be full-time, 8-5, and would start very soon. If you have any interest in this or know of someone who might be a good fit, please contact us ASAP!...
AHS PharmStat is currently looking to hire a Filling Pharmacy Technician for a facility in McHenry, IL. The position would be full-time, 8-5, and would start very soon. If you have any interest in this or know of someone who might be a good fit, please contact us ASAP!...

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Pharmacy Technician

Salaries

$18,720.00 - $37,440.00
Typical Salary for Pharmacy Technician
(1292 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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