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  • Pharmacy Technician career OUtlook

    If you have a strong eye for detail and enjoy helping people, consider exploring a career with pharmacy technician training.

    A Pharmacy Technician diploma from Remington College can help prepare you to take on the varied responsibilities of a pharmacy technician.(1)

    Call or request information to learn more about our Pharmacy Technician school.

    What tasks do Pharmacy Technicians typically perform?

    Pharmacy technicians play an important support role in preparing and dispensing prescription medications. Pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Their role extends to both administrative and technical responsibilities.

    Pharmacy technicians interact with clients, coworkers and healthcare professionals and should have good communication skills along with good math, reading, and spelling skills.(2)

    Those with a career as a pharmacy technician may:

    • Take prescription requests
    • Verify prescription information
    • Count and bottle tablets
    • Prepare medications (pour, weigh, measure, and mix, if necessary)
    • Create prescription labels
    • Maintain patient records
    • Submit insurance claim forms

    Where can those with Pharmacy Technician career training seek employment?

    Pharmacy technicians may work in a commercial pharmacy, a hospital, a nursing home, or assisted living facility. Since some of these facilities are open 24 hours a day, pharmacy technicians may work nights, weekends, and other after-hour shifts. Some technicians work part time.(1,2)

    What is the outlook for Pharmacy Technician careers?

    The growth in demand for health services is driving opportunity for pharmacy technicians. The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts 9 percent job growth in the 2014 to 2024 decade, faster than average for all occupations.(2)

    Pharmacy technician career requirements vary, but many employers prefer to hire technicians with formal training or certification. A pharmacy technician diploma program might cover topics such as: medical and pharmaceutical terminology, pharmaceutical calculation, recordkeeping, pharmacy techniques, and pharmacy law.

    Is certification required for those seeking a career as a Pharmacy Technician?

    Many states require pharmacy technicians to register with a state board. Our Pharmacy Technician program provides the opportunity for you to pursue professional certification, obtain the title of Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) by passing a nationally accredited Pharmacy Technician certification exam. Included in the cost of tuition is the first attempt at a nationally accredited Pharmacy Technician certification exam.