A Pharmacy Technician performs pharmacy related tasks, functions, and duties. They are oftentimes required to work under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist.
Pharmacy technicians can work in a various settings, such as: community, retail, and hospital pharmacies, long-term care facilities, pharmaceutical manufacturers, third-party insurance companies, or computer software companies.
Common job duties include dispensing prescription drugs, medical devices, as well as the instructions on proper usage. In addition, they may also handle various administrative duties within the realm of pharmaceutics, which could include tasks such as: reviewing prescription requests with doctor’s offices and insurance companies to ensure correct medications are provided and payment is received.
Pharmacy Technicians perform a variety of tasks associated with preparing and dispensing prescribed medications for patients, and may also compound medication, as well as provide advice for non-prescription medications. This program prepares students to:
- Collect (from customers or health professionals) the information needed to fill a prescription
- Accept payment for prescriptions, as well as process insurance claims
- Perform routine pharmacy tasks, such as answering phone calls from customers
- Sort and organize, count tablets, and measure amounts of other medication for prescriptions
- Compound or mix medications, such as preparing ointments
- Carefully and properly package and label prescriptions
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why would anyone choose to go to a traditional schooling program, when yours has so many great benefits and advantages over the others?
A: Because our programs are not for everyone. Students must meet special qualification guidelines to take our programs, which not everyone is able to meet. The other reason is that many people who would qualify, do not know that there is an alternative to the traditional college and university vocational programs because it is not something that most schools know and are willing to admit.
Q: What is the difference between the certifications and credentials earned through your programs versus those earned after completing a traditional vocational college/university program?
A: There is no difference between the certifications. It’s not the certification and credentials that is different, it is the method taken to earn those certifications/credentials that is different. Traditional schooling is one way, and meeting our qualification guidelines and completing one of our programs is another. They are just two different paths that end at the same destination. Not everyone qualifies for this path, whereas anyone could qualify for the other.