Pharmacy Technician

What Does A Pharmacy Technician Do?

Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists to provide prescribed medication by measuring and packaging medication, organizing inventory, and dealing with customers.

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How Do I Become A Pharmacy Technician?

Completing a certificate or one-two year college program in pharmacy technology may be required to obtain this position. Some may learn this job through on-the-job training.

What is the Average Salary For A Pharmacy Technician?

High – 45,000
Median – 30,000
Low – 21,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Pharmacy Technician?

  • Science – As much as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Math
  • Biology
  • Communication

What Is The Work Environment For A Pharmacy Technician?

Pharmacy technicians work in pharmacies and hospitals.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Pharmacy Technician?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

What Degree Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Pharmacy Technician?