Pharmacy technicians work under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist in retail, hospital, nursing home, government agency and online pharmacies. Pharmacy techs in a retail pharmacy answer phones, call physician offices for refills and authorizations, count pills, mix and medications, compound medications, complete prior authorizations for patients, take prescriptions and fill prescriptions, enter data into computer to keep track of patients’ medications, keep patients’ prescription insurance current in computer systems, order supplies, take inventory, communicate with insurance companies as to which medications are available for patients, labeling prescription bottles and verifying contents, and related tasks.
Pharmacy Technician: $10-$15/HOUR (average entry-level wage)
- DAILY TASKS:
-Processing prescriptions for patients, refilling Pyxis machines and compounding IVs.
-Assisting pharmacists in their daily roles filling prescriptions, and understanding the medicine.
- CAREER PATH:
-Completed a job shadow at Munson Hospital while still in high school.
-Went to Kirtland Community College for a certificate in Pharmacy Technology.
Pharmacy Technician programs in the area: