Pharmacy technicians primarily help licensed pharmacists to provide medication and healthcare products to patients. Pharmacy technicians also tend to work similar hours and shifts to ensure hospitals and other pharmaceutical outlets are covered 24 hours a day. Although some technicians receive on the job training, it is a real advantage to have studied a formal pharmacy technician program, which provide classroom and laboratory work in subjects such as pharmaceutical terminology, pharmaceutical calculations and techniques, pharmacy law, ethics and recordkeeping. Internships feature in many pharmacy technician training programs, allowing students to gain valuable hands-on experience in pharmacies. Depending on the program, taken students will receive a certificate, a diploma or an associate degree.
Publish date: May 17, 2009