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Pharmacy Technician

What They Do:

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.

Also Known As:

Accredited Pharmacy Technician, Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT), Chemotherapy Pharmacy Technician (Chemo Pharmacy Technician), Compounding Technician, OR Pharmacy Tech (Operating Room Pharmacy Tech), RPhT (Registered Pharmacy Technician)

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Associates Degree: 2 years
  • Certificate:¬†Less than 2 years

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