If you’re considering a career as a pharmacy technician, our Career Resources Guide will fill you in on all the details you need to know.
Here you can find out about common pharmacy technician job responsibilities, see average salaries in your state or nationwide, or learn how certification can help you advance. For example, did you know there are two certifying bodies for pharmacy technicians, but not every state requires certification from them? (See: Pharmacy Tech Certification.) Or that California is the highest paying state for pharmacy techs, while West Virginia pays the least? (See: Salary Figures.)
Explore the links below to see more.
What Do Pharmacy Technicians Do? A pharmacy technician’s primary job is to receive and fill prescription requests for patients. These prescription requests can come from hospitals, physicians, nurses or directly from the patient. Their work is typically overseen by … Continue reading
How Much Do Pharmacy Technicians Make? (Also see: What Do Pharmacy Technicians Do?) The mean annual salary for pharmacy technicians nationwide in in recent BLS reports was $28,400. Here are the highest paying states for pharmacy technician salaries that … Continue reading
Pharmacy technicians have a skill set that equips them to handle a range of roles in the medical industry. Some professions pharmacy techs might transition into include: Medical communications associate: Coordinates drug information requests; maintains departmental quality control; assists with … Continue reading
See certification requirements by state After graduating from a formal pharmacy technician training program (see: Pharmacy Tech Training), pharmacy techs may wish to become certified. Certification is a way of demonstrating that you meet a national standard for pharmacy technician … Continue reading