Pharmacy Technicians


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 called: Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT), Lead Pharmacy Technician (Lead Pharmacy Tech), Pharmacy Technician (Pharmacy Tech), Senior Pharmacy Technician

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Health
  • medicine and dentistry
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
    Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
    Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Concern for Others
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology:

    Medical software
  • Medical condition coding software
  • MEDITECH software
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Database software
  • Drug compatibility software
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    certificate after high school
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