|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
Is a degree program you’d like to pursue not available in your state? Have you found a degree program at an out-of-state institution, but the higher tuition is a barrier?
Looking for out-of-state college options with lower tuition?
For more than 35 years, SREB’s Academic Common Market has enabled students to pursue out-of-state college degrees at in-state tuition rates, through agreements among the states and colleges and universities. Virginia is one of these states. For more information visit the Academic Common Market website HERE.
Learn more about pursuing a career in medicine here: Tips on Preparing for a Career in Medicine
Welcome back. Hope everyone had a great summer!! Now that you are relaxed it is time to get back in gear and think about your PLAN ! I will be planning and organizing the Career Cafe, college visits, VA Wizard times, and also starting to see those students who would like help starting their career plan. December graduates that really means you!
Keep checking back at this site to see whats happening!!!
Come visit the Career Coach at Germanna this summer! Complete your registration, class schedule, FAFSA, placement tests, and map out your plan!
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So you can take advantage of our Guaranteed transfer agreements and complete your bachelor’s degree at a 4 year college or university
Register for a workshop by email:Careerandtransfer@germanna.edu
Thursday, June 9 – 1:00pm – Fredericksburg Campus, SP1, Room 228
Thursday, June 23 – 5:00pm –Fredericksburg Campus, SP1, Room 228
Monday, July 18 – 10:00am – Fredericksburg Campus, SP1, Room 228
Tuesday, August 9 – 1:00pm – Fredericksburg Campus – SP1, Room 228
Germanna Community College at the Library!
Meet with representatives to learn about: Becoming a Germanna student, financial aid, transitioning to college, veteran benefits, and career services
Apply on the spot!
Thursday, June 9, 3:00pm – 6:00pm – Porter Branch
Monday, July 11 – 3:00pm – 7:00pm – Salem Church Branch
Tuesday, August 2 – 10:00am – 2:00pm – Porter Branch
No registration necessary!