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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Pharmakon Long Term Care Pharmacy, Inc. has been providing pharmacy services to extended care facilities throughout Indiana since 2003. Pharmakon's main goal is to provide excellent customer service at a competitive price through customized solutions, and through this we have become one of the preferred pharmacy providers in the Midwest. Pharmakon Long Term Care Pharmacy is currently seeking profe...
East Orlando and Orlando (main campus) positions available for RETAIL PHARMACY PRIMARY CUSTOMERS, PARTNERS, AND TEAM: At FloridaHospital our primary customers are patients and families. Our partners are physicians and our team members are all employees of FloridaHospital. GENERAL SUMMARY: The pharmacy technician performs a wide range of supportive duties to assist the pharmacist in preparing and d...
Pharmacy Technician - Part-Time Centennial Peaks Hospital Louisville, CO If you are an experienced hospital pharmacy technician looking for part-time, scheduled hours, this is the job for you. Approx 40 hours M-F in a two week pay period. Rotate 2 days (8am-5pm) one week and 3 days the next. Centennial Peaks is an innovative, 74-bed hospital offering comprehensive psychiatric care for adults and a...
Description Des Peres Hospital is currently seeking a Pharmacy Technician who is responsible for assisting the pharmacist in carrying out the duties of running a hospital pharmacy only performing those duties permitted by law. Qualifications EDUCATION: High school graduate or equivalent. LICENSING/ REGISTRATION: Pharmacy Technician Registration Pharmacy Technician Certificate from training program...
Apply Now Job Details: At MemorialCare Health System, we believe in providing extraordinary healthcare to our communities and an exceptional working environment for our employees. Memorial Care stands for excellence in Healthcare. Across our family of medical centers, we support each one of our bright, talented employees in reaching the highest levels of professional development, contribution, col...
Description: Position Description: The Pharmacy Technician is responsible for answering Incoming calls and completing Outbound calls to/from patients, physicians and pharmacists while ensuring a high level of customer service and maximizing productivity. Employees in this position perform various duties related to the fulfillment of prescription orders. Interprets physicians' prescriptions and cre...
Company Confidential Ashland, 41101
Pharmacy Technician Pharmacy in Ashland is seeking Pharmacy Technicians. Must be energetic, flexible and reliable. Experience preferred. Call (606) 929-9633 or fax resume to 1-877-695-2608, or email to: ***** This job listing brought to you by The Daily Independent...
POSITION SUMMARY/RESPONSIBILITIES Performs a variety of duties required in pharmacy operations and assists the pharmacists in the accomplishment of their duties. Accomplishes under the supervision of the professional staff, competent, efficient and timely performance of assignments within the structure of the Pharmacy Department. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE Graduation from high school/GED required or equ...
POSITION SUMMARY/RESPONSIBILITIES Performs a variety of duties required in pharmacy operations and assists the pharmacists in the accomplishment of their duties. Accomplishes under the supervision of the professional staff, competent, efficient and timely performance of assignments within the structure of the Pharmacy Department. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE Graduation from high school/GED required or equ...
JOB DESCRIPTION: Position: Pharmacy Technician I (Compounding IV experience) Location: Wichita, KS Pharmaceutical lab in the Wichita area is looking for a full-time Pharmacy Technician that has experience compounding intravenous solutions from a hospital or home infusion setting under direct supervision of a registered Pharmacist. Will be working collaboratively with other compounding Pharmacy Tec...
Company Confidential Chicago, IL, 60607
Pharmacy Technician University of Illinois at Chicago Medication Review and Academic Detailing Group The Medication Review and Academic Detailing (MRAD) Group at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Pharmacy Practice is a pilot unit within the College of Pharmacy that provides specific medication prior authorization services for the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Serv...
Pharmacy Technicians needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in San Mateo, CA. The Big Picture - Top Skills You Should Possess: - Pharmacy Technician Experience. - Strong Customer Service Skills. What You'll Be Doing: - Review and approve pharmacy prior authorizations based on written clinical guidelines. - Electronically file documents into member file folders in DocStar, set...
Are you looking to jump start your career with nationwide company? Pharmacy Tech Needed! Pharmacy Technician will be responsible for but not limited to: • Assist the pharmacist with providing safe and appropriate pharmacy services to patients in accordance to policies and procedures of the state’s professional standards and other regulatory entities • Performs under the direct supervision of a lic...
Responsible for assisting Pharmacists in processing prescriptions including billing criteria, placing medication orders and conforms to California Pharmacy rules and regulations. Skills/ Requirements Current California State Board of Pharmacy Technician License. Minimum 1 year community Pharmacy Clinic or outpatient Pharmacy experience. Computer knowledge required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) stro...
A specialty mail-order pharmacy in Fairfield, NJ 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 system;...
Judge Healthcare is currently seeking a Pharmacy Technician in the Tucson area. Job Description: Responsible to open, count, barcode and profile incoming mail. Scan profiles, correspondence and prescriptions and then file, will also pull hard copy scripts to return to patient with an appropriate letter if partner pharmacy is unable to fill the order. Enter new prescriptions, assist in preparation...
Partners Pharmacy, a pharmacy services provider offering a customer focused, localized approach in providing service to our facilities. Each Partners location offers unparalleled, personalized service through the combined resources of our pharmacy network, efficiently and effectively helping to improve outcomes and reduce costs. Partners Pharmacy is one of the leading pharmacy and ancillary health...
Judge Healthcare is currently seeking a Pharmacy Technician in the Tucson area. Job Description: Responsible to open, count, barcode and profile incoming mail. Scan profiles, correspondence and prescriptions and then file, will also pull hard copy scripts to return to patient with an appropriate letter if partner pharmacy is unable to fill the order. Enter new prescriptions, assist in preparation...
Aline Staffing is currently seeking full-time Pharmacy Technicians for Mt. Prospect! Please contact Hubert at 877.782.3334 or at ***** Job Summary This position 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...
Aline Staffing is currently seeking full-time Pharmacy Technicians for the Chicago-Land area! These positions are paying very well and give you a great opportunity to grow within the organization! Please contact Hubert at 877.782.3334 or at ***** Job Summary Pharmacy Technician is responsible for taking inbound calls and making outbound calls related to setting up specialty medi...
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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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