Pharmacy technicians are very competent technicians who are trained in handling pharmacy. They keep the history of the patient and tackle the prescriptions given by the doctor. In order to become a pharmacy technician one has to complete all the educational requirements necessary for becoming a pharmacy technician.
- A high school diploma or associate degree is greatly needed for becoming a pharmacy technician
- Those applicants who have completed their pharmacy certification are greatly preferred over the other applicants.
- Normal certification is generally completed through pharmacy technician certification board (PTCB) or through the institution for the certification of pharmacy technician (ICPT). A fee is needed in order to qualify for certification exam.
- Certification should be done after every 2 year in order to become eligible for pharmacy technician job.
Salary Of Pharmacy Technician 2011:
The salary of a pharmacy technician depends on the qualification and the experience a person has.
- Hourly Wages:
The minimum salary of pharmacy technician is $11.90 or less, maximum salary earned is $22.63 or more and the average salary of pharmacy tech is $16.99 per hour.
- Annual Wages:
The minimum salary earned is $24,750 or less, the maximum salary earned is $47,070 or more and the average salary obtained is $35,330 per year.
Some of the advantages they get include insurance, discounts, hourly and sick pay etc.
Time Require To Obtain Maximum Salary:
Gaining maximum salary depend on the experience of a technician. The maximum salary earned by the technician having 20 years of experience varies from $40,000 to $50,000 while the technicians having less experience have a salary of $24,750 a year.
What does Pharmacy Technician Do?
Pharmacy technicians mostly work in hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies and mail order pharmacies and prepare medications for the customers. They assist Pharmacists in processing of prescriptions obtained from the customers. Their job even comprises of labeling prescription, medication and counting bills.