|Quick Facts: Pharmacy Technicians
||$30,920 per year
$14.86 per hour
||High school diploma or equivalent
||Moderate-term on-the-job training
||9% (Faster than average)
Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals.
Pharmacy technicians work in pharmacies, including those found in grocery and drug stores, and in hospitals. Most work full time, but many work part time.
Becoming a pharmacy technician usually requires earning a high school diploma or the equivalent. Pharmacy technicians typically learn through on-the-job training, or they may complete a postsecondary education program. Most states regulate pharmacy technicians, which is a process that may require passing an exam or completing a formal education or training program.
For more information about accredited pharmacy technician programs, visit
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
For more information about state licensure laws, contact individual state Boards of Pharmacy, or visit
National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
For more information about certification, visit
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
National Healthcareer Association
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Apply to the VCU Allied Health Career Exploration Pipeline Program! AHCE is a two week, non-residential program that allows students to explore all of the Allied Health Disciplines offered at VCU through professional development workshops and hands-on experiences.
Eligibility Requirements: Rising and current college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.
– Complete application
– Two letters of recommendation
– Official transcript(s)
Application Deadline: April 3, 2017
Application Website: https://www.ucc.vcu.edu/other/application.aspx
Program Dates: June 5 – 16, 2017
Program Website: http://www.dhsd.vcu.edu/pipeline-programs/college/allied-health-career-exploration/
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Learn more about pursuing a career in medicine here: Tips on Preparing for a Career in Medicine