Pharmacy Technicians work under the supervision of Pharmacists, and primarily prepare and fill prescriptions for customers. In Petra’s 48-hour course students will become acquainted with the proper handling of medications and be taught how to adequately perform the primary job duties of a Pharmacy Technician.
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Must have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent
- Must be able to pass a state and federal background check (Required by Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy)
|Non-Refundable (transferable one time), Registration Fee||$50.00|
|Textbook (may be purchased at the school)||$120.00|
|AAH National Certification||$110.00|
|Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy Registration Fee||$105.00|
|State and Federal Criminal Background Check||$37.75|
- Collect information needed to fill a prescription from customers or health professionals
- Prepare and measure dosage medications to be dispensed
- Compound or mix select medications
- Prepare intravenous medications
- Assist in dispensing medication under direct supervision of Pharmacist
- Package and label prescriptions
- Organize inventory and order medications or supplies
- Accept payment for prescriptions and process insurance claims
- Enter customer or patient information, including any prescriptions taken, into a computer system
Where Can I Work?
- Independent Pharmacies
- Pharmaceutical Departments of Drug Stores, such as CVS or Walgreens
- Hospitals or Clinics which dispense medication directly to patients.
Employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Increased demand for prescription medications will lead to more demand for pharmaceutical services.* “Pharmacy Technicians.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 17 Dec. 2015. Web. 30 June 2016.