How To Become A Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists with providing prescription medications and other health care products to patients. They typically perform routine tasks such as preparing medications by counting pills, pouring liquids, measuring ingredients, and labeling containers. Most pharmacy technicians receive informal training on the job, but many employers prefer candidates who have formal training and certification. Many vocational or technical colleges, community colleges, proprietary schools, hospitals, and the armed forces offer certificate, diploma, or associate degree programs for pharmacy technicians. Employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow much faster than average for all professions, increasing 32% from 2006 to 2016. The increasing number of people needing prescription medications will drive job growth.