Pharmacy Technician and Assistant

Pharmacy Technician and Assistant Careers

Depending on state and local laws, the duties of a pharmacy technician or assistant can vary. In some localities, they are able to allocate prescription medications to clients, wherein other areas, this task must be performed by a licensed pharmacist. Other job duties may include interacting with customers, filing billing and insurance paperwork, maintaining a safe laboratory or work area, assisting on research experiments and more. Pharmacy techs may work in retail pharmacies in grocery stores or other locations, hospital and clinical pharmacies or in research laboratories. Each of these positions requires an attention to detail, strong computer skills and excellent communication abilities. Pharmacy techs work closely with licensed pharmacists and other health care professionals. Salaries range from $10-$15 an hour, depending on regional variations and other factors.

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