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, www.ashp.org and the Accreditation Council on Pharmacy Education (135 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, Illinois 60603-4810).

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  • 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

    Projections:

    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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