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Pharmacy Technician

Career Overview

Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists to provide prescribed medication by measuring and packaging medication, organizing inventory, and dealing with customers. Use the search box to find the videos made by Ashley and Josh!

Education

Completing a certificate or one-two year college program in pharmacy technology may be required to obtain this position. Some may learn this job through on-the-job training.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
High End:
$21,000 /yr
$30,000 /yr
$45,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Biology
  • Math
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Science - as much as possible!
  • Communication
Work Environment

Pharmacy technicians work in pharmacies, including those found in grocery stores, drug stores, and hospitals. Most work full time, but many work part time.

Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

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References
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada