Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technicians are healthcare providers that perform pharmacy related functions, generally working under the supervision of a doctor or licensed pharmacologist. Jobs for this occupation are typically available in pharmacies, hospitals and clinics. As a Pharmacy Technician, some of your duties may include:
  • Receiving and written and electronic prescription request from patients and doctors
  • Reading prescriptions and retrieving, or mixing compound medications
  • Establishing and maintaining patient files
  • Preparing insurance claim forms
  • Managing inventory
*Employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 25 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Several factors will lead to increased demand for prescription medications. The healthcare industry exploding, an aging population and a growing reliance on prescribed medications, becoming a pharmacy technician is a solid career choice.