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.
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.
High School Diploma –
< 1 Year
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