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Career Overview

Entry Level Education

Postsecondary nondegree award

Patient Interaction


Body Fluid Interaction




Job Growth


Job Description:

Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.

What Pharmacy Technician Do:

Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals.

How to Become One:

A high school diploma or equivalent and completion of a one-year diploma or certification program at a pharmacy technician school or a two-year associate degree program.


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