17 Feb

pharmacy technician

Everything You Need To Know About Becoming A Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy technicians are the backbone of a pharmacy. They work to help pharmacists dispense prescription medicines by measuring dosages, organizing inventory, and taking care of other administrative duties.  Here are some things you should know:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2014:

  • The average pay for a pharmacy technician was $29,810 a year.
  • This field is expected to grow by 9% by 2024, which is higher than average.
  • This means that you should have an easier time getting placed somewhere you love.

Where do Pharmacy Technicians Work?

Obviously, most Pharmacy Technicians work in local drug stores. However, they also work  in:

  • Hospitals
  • General Stores
  • Department Stores

How Can I Become  a Pharmacy Technician?

To become a pharmacy technician, you will need a High School diploma or its equivalent. In some states you may also need:

  • A Formal Education
  • Certification
  • Criminal Background Check

As one of the country’s leading Pharmacy Tech schools, Brighton College offers you everything you need to succeed in this field, not just an overview of the basics like many other Pharmacy Tech schools.  We will also help you in building a resume and looking for placement. Call us today at 1-800-354-1254!

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