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...
Fremont-Rideout Health Group Yuba City, CA, 95991
Pharmacy Schedule: Per Diem Shift: Variable shift Hours: Job Details: Definition : An individual, responsible for technical and clerical activities within the Pharmacy Department under the supervision and final check of the pharmacist to include preparing routine orders for unit does, prepackaging pharmaceuticals, compounding medications and admixing intravenous solutions. Knowledge : High ...
Work as part of the Pharmacy Team to ensure that each customer has a positive shopping experience at CVS and to ensure customer satisfaction by serving each customer according to our company Values. The Pharmacy Technician Trainee is a training position where you can move to a Pharmacy Technician upon successful completion of CVS Pharmacy Technician Training Program and per local state pharmacy gu...
Pharmerica Corporation Louisville, KY, 40202
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 pharmaci...
Fairview Health Services Minneapolis, MN, 55415
Join our team in providing and supporting exceptional care. Fairview Health Services is an award-winning nonprofit health care system with more than 21,000 employees and 2,300 aligned physicians. Based in Minneapolis, we provide exceptional, coordinated health care—from preventing illness and injury to caring for the most complex medical conditions. Passionate, innovative, talented employees are ...
CVS Caremark Ashley, PA, 18706
This is an exciting opportunity for Pharmacy Technicians to excel in a complex, team-oriented environment while having the opportunity to develop and strengthen technical skills and pharmacology knowledge. This position is responsible for accurately and efficiently reading, interpreting and entering prescriptions into our system. Our technicians are empowered to route questionable prescriptions t...
Kaiser Permanente Honolulu, HI, 96812
Under immediate supervision of pharmacist, performs variety of 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. Essential Functions: • Greets patients, members and other health care pers...
Overview The Supervisor, Pharmacy Technicians will be responsible for the direct daily supervision of the Pharmacy Technicians located in the pharmacy. To include, but not limited to, providing leadership and direction by establishing clear expectations, communicating specific performance feedback, timely and thorough performance reviews. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be a...
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Seattle, WA, 98113
Overview As a pharmacy technician in this position, you will be interacting with patients and healthcare providers to maintain the electronic medication medical record for patients. This technician is responsible for data entry of the medication list into the electronic medical record. Additionally, the technician may perform a variety of technical pharmaceutical tasks in the outpatient pharmacy....
Job Description: SUMMARY The primary purpose of this position is to assist the Pharmacist and Pharmacy Manager with serving customers and maintaining the Pharmacy department. The incumbent is also required to perform all tasks in a safe manner consistent with corporate policies and state and federal laws. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The associate is responsible for the functions belo...
University of Alabama Health Services Foundation Birmingham, AL, 35202
To perform duties in the pharmacy department that do not require a licensed professional including processing and delivering medication, ordering and issuing products and receiving and ordering supplies. To prepare sterile products. May perform various administrative duties as necessary. This posistion is temporary and only 24 hrs per week. Minimum Qualifications High School diploma or GED require...
Pharmerica Corporation Louisville, KY, 40202
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 pharmaci...
Costco Wholesale Corporation Bolingbrook, IL, 60490
Assists pharmacist to fill, dispense prescriptions for customers. Assists customers at counter, retrieves prescriptions, rings up customers. Orders and stocks drugs, supplies, and over-the-counter merchandise. Updates patient records and inventory, processes invoices, and makes accounting entries using computerized system....
Organizational Culture and Vision As one of the fastest growing Healthcare Services Companies, there is no better place than Catamaran in which you can join an elite group of professionals to enhance your skills and grow your career. Our vibrant, fast-paced environment will enable you to pursue opportunities that allow you to collaborate, innovate, and learn. Overview Overview: Performs duties...
Organizational Culture and Vision As one of the fastest growing Healthcare Services Companies, there is no better place than Catamaran in which you can join an elite group of professionals to enhance your skills and grow your career. Our vibrant, fast-paced environment will enable you to pursue opportunities that allow you to collaborate, innovate, and learn. Overview To perform this job succes...
Job Category: Pharmacy Technician Clinical Licensure Required : Pharmacy Technician Job Type: Full Time Position Summary: CVS Caremark has an exciting opportunity for a licensed pharmacy technician at our closed door pharmacy in Redlands, CA. The Pharmacy Services Representative (PSR) performs duties independently, and coordinates and processes new and refill orders. In addition, the PSR verifi...
Presence Resurrection Health Care Chicago, IL, 60602
PHARMACY TECH II PHARMACY Position Details: Status: Casual/Part-Time , not benefits eligible Shift: Rotating Weekends: Rotating Work Hours: Varies On Call: No Location: Presence Resurrection Medical Center 7435 West Talcott Avenue Chicago, IL 60631 Summary: Under the direction of the Pharmacy Director, Manager, Supervisor and/or Pharmacist is able to work in a self directed manner in a...
Fremont-Rideout Health Group Yuba City, CA, 95991
Pharmacy Schedule: Part-time (Benefited) Shift: Night shift Hours: 7 on - 7 off - 70 hours per pay period Job Details: Definition : An individual, responsible for technical and clerical activities within the Pharmacy Department under the supervision and final check of the pharmacist to include preparing routine orders for unit does, prepackaging pharmaceuticals, compounding medications and...
Position Description: The Pharmacy Technician II provides technical expertise, knowledge and ownership in assisting in the total quality management of the distributive functions of the pharmacy in compliance with department policies and state and federal regulations and under the supervision of a pharmacist. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE : Required : High School Diploma or equivalent; Six month total ex...

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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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