Pharmacy Technician

Supervised by a licensed pharmacist.

Introduction:

Pharmacy technician’s duties include measuring, weighing and mixing medical drugs; preparing and labeling medicines. Regulation in issuing medicine to customers, maintaining inventory, and keeping patient medication profilers of specific records or computerized systems are essential elements of training. Program completion is approximately one year.

Employment Opportunities:

Pharmacy personnel have many career options available in community pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes, home healthcare agencies, government agencies, or within the pharmaceutical industry.

Career Opportunities:

  • Pharmacy Technician

Employment Outlook:

Working as a pharmacy technician is a great place to start if you are interested in having a career in the pharmaceutical industry. Starting as a pharmacy technician gives a person the type of training that would be necessary in order to become a pharmacist. Employment for pharmacy technicians is expected to grow 9% through the year 2024.

Salary:

The average wage for this career is $14.27 per hour or $29,690 annually.

 

Location and Hours:

  • Lindsey Hopkins Technical College (Certificate – 1230 Hours)
  • Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College (Certificate – 1230 Hours)
  • Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College (Certificate – 1230 Hours)

Healthcare Occupations