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Diverse duties await pharmacy techs

by on March 28th, 2012 in Healthcare Careers Pharmacy Tech Training

Pharmacy technicians act as an assistant to a licensed pharmacist but there is a lot of responsibility required of the position, including preparing prescription medications, provide customer service to those filling prescriptions, and perform other pharmaceutical administrative tasks.

A normal day for a pharmacy technician may include receiving a prescription drug request from a customer and then filling that order. That includes counting tablets and labeling bottles. There are clerical duties included in the job description but they are closely related to the pharmaceutical industry.

The work place setting of a pharmacy technician can also vary, including drug stores, hospitals and mail-order pharmacies.

Having knowledge of computers, especially publishing systems that are used in filling orders and looking up prescription information, is especially useful. Computers are also used to look up a customer’s insurance information and medical history so that they can verify that the information on the prescription is accurate.

A pharmacy technician is different from a pharmacy aide because, unlike the aide, the pharmacy tech prepares prescriptions and mixes medications.

There are also a lot of regulations, depending on the state, which pharmacy techs are required to understand.

The job of a pharmacy tech is one of the fastest growing career fields in America and healthcare employers are consistently looking for professionally trained pharmacy techs, such as those that have completed the program at Ayers Career College. All of the job descriptions discussed in this article are covered in the Ayers pharmacy technician training program and many of the graduates are some of the most highly sought after workers in this growing career field.

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