|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
For more information about state licensure laws, contact individual state Boards of Pharmacy, or visit
For more information about certification, visit