Health Sciences

Health Sciences

Pharmacy Technician

This program prepares you for a growing number of opportunities in pharmacies across the country. You’ll learn to prepare medications, provide customer service, maintain patient profiles, and facilitate insurance claims. Upon completion, you’ll be ready to take the national Pharmacy Technician Certification exam.

Accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (7272 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814, 301-657-3000, and the Accreditation Council on Pharmacy Education (135 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, Illinois 60603-4810).

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • Pharmacy Technicians

    Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.

    Hourly Wage: $15.12

    Currently Employed: 2413


    2413 people are employed as Pharmacy Technicians. This number is expected to increase by 8.5% over the next four years.

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  • Pharmacy Aides

    Record drugs delivered to the pharmacy, store incoming merchandise, and inform the supervisor of stock needs. May operate cash register and accept prescriptions for filling.

    Hourly Wage: $14.26

    Currently Employed: 198


    198 people are employed as Pharmacy Aides. This number is expected to increase by 6.06% over the next four years.

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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

Program Map

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Awards in This Program

Associate of Applied Science

  • Pharmacy Technician

Certificate Level 1

  • Pharmacy Technician

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