Pharmacist handing a customer a bag with a prescription and smiling

Pharmacy Technicians prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.

Sample of reported job titles: Accredited Pharmacy Technician; Billing and Quality Technician; Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT); Compounding Technician; Lead Pharmacy Tech, Certified Pharmacy Technician (Lead Pharmacy Tech, CPhT); Lead Pharmacy Technician (Lead Pharmacy Tech); Pharmacy Technician (Pharmacy Tech); Senior Pharmacy Technician; Technician; Technician, Inventory Specialist

Local Characteristics

  • Median Wage of $14.23/hr (+12% from 2015)
  • 314 Employed Locally
  • Projected Growth, 2018-2023: 5%
  • Retirement Risk: 15% of Local Employees Aged 55+
  • Gender Diversity: 19% of Local Employees are Male

NCRC/WorkKeys Targets*

Graphic Literacy
4 4 4

Training and Prep

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*In 2017 NCRC/WorkKeys test names were revised from the older titles of Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.