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A Good Fit For:

Individuals who enjoy assisting pharmacists in providing prescription medications to prescribed patients and offering their knowledge on healthy living and medications.

Median Annual Salary:

$30,920


- Pharmacy Technician
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Job Description

Under supervision of a pharmacist, fills unit dose orders and maintains records of patient's use as well as more complex duties as provided by certification. Assists in sterilization of injectable preparation, storing of substances under proper conditions of refrigeration and security, pouring liquid into containers or spooning salves into containers. May serve as resource to and help with training for non-certified pharmacy technicians. Requires valid Pharmacy Technician license.

Patient Contact

Medium

Employment Outlook

Employment of pharmacy technicians and aides is expected to increase by 25% from 2008 to 2018. Contributing to this increase are scientific advances that will lead to new drug products, more people receiving insurance coverage for medications and a fast-growing elderly population.

Education

High School Diploma – < 1 Year

  •  Aiken Technical College
  •  Central Carolina Technical College
  •  Greenville Technical College
  •  Horry-Georgetown Technical College
  •  Midlands Technical College
  •  Piedmont Technical College
  •  Remington College-Columbia
  •  Southeastern Institute-North Charleston
  •  Spartanburg Community College
  •  Tri-County Technical College
  •  Trident Technical College
  •  Virginia College- Columbia, Florence, Greenville, North Charleston, Spartanburg

Source:

https://accred.ashp.org/aps/pages/directory/technicianProgramDirectory.aspx

SC Board of Pharmacy only accepts programs accredited by this group:
http://www.llr.sc.gov/POL/Pharmacy/PFORMS/Pharmacy%20Technician%20State%20Certification%20Requirements.pdf

Tags

  • Patient Information
  • Patient Care
  • Patient Education
  • Independent Work
  • Medical Terminology