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Pharmacy Technician:

A pharmacy technician, sometimes known as a pharmaceutical technician, is a health care provider who performs pharmacy-related functions, generally working under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Pharmacy technicians work in a variety of locations (usually in community, retail, and hospital pharmacies), but can also work for long-term care facilities, pharmaceutical manufacturers, third-party insurance companies, computer software companies, or in government or teaching. Job duties include dispensing prescription drugs and other medical devices to patients and instructing on their use. They may also perform administrative duties in pharmaceutical practice, such as reviewing prescription requests with doctor’s offices and insurance companies to ensure correct medications are provided and payment is received.


Local Professional Profile: $11 – $13/hour (average entry level wage)

SABRINA VUILLEMOT - Pharmacy Technician at Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital Ferris State University - Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology

SABRINA VUILLEMOT – Pharmacy Technician at Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital
Ferris State University – Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology

“The best part about working in a hospital’s pharmacy is that you get to be a part of every aspect of the hospital. You get to work with the ER, the OR, the OB, on the floor; you get to experience how the whole hospital works, and there really aren’t a lot of departments where you can get all of that experience.”

 

 

  • DAILY TASKS
    -Fill medical prescriptions for patients on the floor
    – Restock drugs in the emergency rooms
    – Restock drugs in the obstetrics department
    – Restock drugs in the surgery department
    – Create chemotherapy IVs
    – Assemble medical prescriptions
    – Provide information regarding medications to patients
  • CAREER JOURNEY
    – Graduated from Ferris State University with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology
    – Relocated to Nevada in search of a career out west
    – Began working at Smith’s Pharmacy in Nevada after unsuccessfully searching for an environmental biology career
    – Was given a position at Munson Healthcare and returned to Northern Michigan after working at Smith’s for two years

Healthcare Technician Programs in the Area:

Emergency Medical Services (Basic) – (CD) – North Central Michigan College

Phlebotomy Technician – (CD) – North Central Michigan College

Surgical Technologist – (C) – North Central Michigan College

Surgical Technologist – (AAS) – North Central Michigan College

Emergency Medical Technician – (Basic) – (C) – Baker College – Cadillac

Medical Insurance Specialist – (AAS) – Baker College – Cadillac

Medical Administrative Specialist – (AAS) – Baker College – Cadillac

Medical Assistant – (AAS) – Baker College – Cadillac

Surgical Technology (AAS) Baker College – Cadillac

Veterinary Technology (AAS) Baker College – Cadillac

Therapeutic Massage – (C)  – Baker College – Cadillac

Therapeutic Massage – (AAS) – Baker College – Cadillac

Along with higher education facilities, our local school systems offer the following Career and Technical Education programs:

Health Occupations – (CTE) – Char-Em ISD


CTE – Career and Technical Education
C – Certificate
CD – Certificate of Development
AAS – Associate of Applied Science


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