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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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Wedgewood Pharmacy (Swedesboro NJ) has openings for full-time Customer Care Specialists in our Contact Center. These are full-time positions with hours from 11:30am to 8:00pm Monday through Friday along with working 1-2 Saturdays a month from 9am-5pm; positions will start in late January 2015. Responsibilities: •Working in a team environment handle inbound phone calls from Wedgewood’s customers ...
RX: Pharmacy Tech Flexible Per Diem Jobs Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a Pharmacy Tech with flexibility and motivation to Expand Your Experience, l...
A-Line Staffing is looking for 50 Pharmacy Technicians or Pharmacy Tech Trainees in Richardson, Texas. These Pharmacy Techs will be working Monday - Friday for any day, mid-day, or night shifts. These Pharmacy Technicians will be compensated anywhere from $14.00-16.10 per hour depending on the shift. If you are interested, please contact Stacey at 877-782-3334 or by email at *****...
A-Line Staffing is looking for 50 Pharmacy Technicians or Pharmacy Tech Trainees in Richardson, Texas. These Pharmacy Techs will be working Monday - Friday any day, mid-day, or night shifts. These Pharmacy Techs will be compensated anywhere from $14.00-16.10 per hour depending on shift. If you are interested, please contact Jared at 877.782.3334 or by email at ***** Job Descr...
The position is responsible for accurately reading, interpreting and entering prescriptions into the computer system in a timely fashion. Technicians are responsible for routing questionable prescriptions to the prescriber for clarification, in addition to entering incomplete prescription information once clarification has been obtained. Technicians may also be asked to perform other pharmacy func...
St. Vincent Hospital Sheboygan, WI, 53081
Department: Pharmacy Work Location: St. Nicholas Hospital - Sheboygan, WI Hours per pay period (2 weeks): 20 Shift: Varies Weekends: Rotating Duties: Under the direct supervision of the registered pharmacist, and according to state and federal laws, performs a variety of tasks according to policies and procedures. Knowledgeable of the generic and trade names, forms, doses and general pharmac...
Nemours Foundation Orlando, FL, 32801
Nemours is seeking a Pharmacy Technician to join our Nemours Children's Hospital team in Orlando, Florida. Nemours Children’s Hospital is part of a multi-specialty group practice that provides pediatric care for children and adolescents with chronic or complex medical conditions in Florida, Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. At Nemours, we take a whole-child approach to children’s health care...
Job Description: * Position function is as primary resource in handling customer contacts via telephone ranging from routine to complex. * Delivers the highest quality customer service through the execution of responsiveness reliability, assurance/confidence, empathy, and professional impact on every customer interaction in a fast-paced pharmacy call center. PRIMARY SKILL NEEDED: Recent in & ou...
Cardinal Health Guaynabo, PR
Description JOB TITLE: Technician II, Health System Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician- Night Shift) 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: Health System Pharmacy What He...
Wake Forest Baptist Health Winston Salem, NC, 27108
Job ID: 8249 Full-Time Regular Open Date: 9/25/2014 Pharmacy Technician II Medication List Technician for Acute Care Services Pharmacy, Evening Shift, Monday - Friday with weekend rotation.High school or equivalent. Completion of a formal pharmacy technician training program with 1 year of pharmacy technician experience. Associate degree......
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...
Exciting opportunity for a Pharmacy Technician to excel in a complex, high impact customer service role and positively impact the lives of others. Responsible for accurately reading, interpreting and entering prescriptions into the computer system in a timely fashion. Technicians are responsible routing questionable prescriptions to the prescriber for clarification and must also be able to enter i...
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 have Pharmacy Experience!! MUST be a registered Pharmacy Technician in the State of New Jersey. Previous Data Entry experience preferred. Long Term Care experience preferred. Previous Retail Phar...
POSITION SUMMARY: The medical Records Technician maintains the pharmacy generated records used for charting purposes at long term care facilities serviced by Pharmacy. This includes physician order sheets (POS), medication administration records (MAR) treatment administration records (TAR), as well as other forms or reports. These requests are fulfilled per schedule and/or request. DUTIES AND RE...
Pharmacy Technician Positions Available / Full Time and Part Time / Order Entry and Billing Departments Order Entry Technician Position Immediate need for an experienced Pharmacy Technician. The Pharmacy Technician will be working in a closed-door practice setting. Generation Pharmacy Group, LLC. Strong attention to detail and accuracy are important, as well as strong communication and client r...
We are a client oriented, veterinary hospital seeking a Veterinary Technician and a Pharmacy Technician. Our hospital is a leading edge facility with an extensive pharmacy, including a lab department, radiology, x-ray, ultrasound, endoscopy, surgery and physical therapy. The right candidate will be an up-beat, energetic individual with a passion for helping animals in a medical environment. Must b...
Description Under supervision, assists pharmacists with the filling and distribution of patient medication. Responsible for the stocking and prepackaging of medications for correct collection of medication from assigned areas. Qualifications Current Registration as Pharmacy Technician with the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy. Certified technician exam preferred. Ability to pass basic math asses...
University of Cincinnati Health Cincinnati, OH, 45201
Knowledge and Skills Education: High school diploma or GED; CPT certification. Years of Experience: 5 years' minimum experience required. Testing required: math.Daniel Drake Center - 151 West Galbraith Road - Cincinnati, OH...
Christiana Care Health System Newark, DE, 19712
Job Title: Pharmacy Technician II- Outpatient Retail Pharmacy- FT Location: Satellite - Other City, State Newark, Delaware General Description: Christiana Care Health System, with locations in Wilmington and Newark, DE, is one of the largest health care providers in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Named one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report, we have an excess of 1,100 beds bet...
Greenville Health System Greenville, SC, 29601
Under the direction of a pharmacist, a pharmacy technician performs pharmacy-related functions in compliance with department policies and procedures. As an active member of the pharmacy team, technicians may interpret and prepare medication orders, make deliveries to nursing units, compound medications (sterile and nonsterile), and perform quality assurance responsibilities. Job Qualifications: ...

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