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What Does a Pharmacy Technician Do?

Posted on: September 7, 2011

It’s difficult for pharmacies and health care offices to operate without having the help to maintain patient profiles, and label, dispense and formulate medications.

And there are other important tasks to complete throughout each day, like stocking shelves, answering phones and operating cash registers. Unlike the pharmacist they work for, pharmacy technicians aren’t required to attend medical school, which may limit some of their duties.

If you work in a retail environment, you’ll be required to refill patient prescriptions, and you’ll need to make sure that information on the prescription is accurate and complete. Next, you’ll need to price and fill the prescription. You’ll work with professionals who are happy to help if you experience any challenges.

You can also expect the work environment to be clean, organized and well lit. You may have to lift heavy boxes on occasion, so make sure it’s the kind of work you can handle.

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