The prescription for a rewarding career: become a Pharmacy Technician.
Career Type Key Facts
Salary Range Potential:
$75,000 – 120,000+ /YEAR
COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND/OR CERTIFICATION
MATHEMATICS, ATTENTION TO DETAILS, COMMUNICATION, PROBLEM SOLVING
Types of Employers:
RETAIL PHARMACIES, HOSPITALS & CLINICS, MILITARY, HOME HEALTH CARE PHARMACIES, HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS
Pharmacy Technicians assist licensed pharmacists with a number of duties, including collecting, organizing and evaluating information to help pharmacists serve their patients. Working under a licensed pharmacist’s supervision, pharmacy technicians assemble medicines for prescriptions, supply medicines to patients and provide information and education to patients. They may even supervise other pharmacy staff.
Pharmacy Technicians can be seen in every pharmacy practice setting, not just retail locations. Some find careers in education, research and the pharmaceutical industry. Employment is expected to grow along with an increase in the number of older patients.
To become a Pharmacy Technician, you’ll need two years of community college and/or certification. Find out more about Mississippi’s pharmacy tech programs today.
Pharmacy Technician $75,000 – 120,0000%
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