Pharmacy Technician

As unsung heroes of the healthcare world, pharmacy technicians play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of pharmacies and the well-being of countless patients.

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What is a Pharmacy Technician?

As a pharmacy technician, you'll be an integral part of the pharmacy team, working under the guidance of a pharmacist to ensure the effective and safe use of medicines. Your day-to-day will involve interacting with patients, providing valuable advice on managing medications and offering personalized care to meet their unique needs and lifestyles.

You'll play a crucial role in supplying and administering medicines in the dispensary, while also collaborating with other healthcare professionals to ensure the best outcomes for patients. With your passion for helping others, you'll make a significant impact on patient well-being.

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How to Become a Pharmacy Technician

Earn A High School Diploma or Equivalent

The minimum requirement to become a pharmacy technician is to receive your diploma or equivalent, like the GED.

Attend an Accredited Pharmacy Technician Training Program

There are many different pharmacy technician programs available, both online and in person. These programs typically take 1-2 years to complete.

Pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE)

One way to get certified is to attend an accredited school. Successful completion of this program will prepare you for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) offered through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Obtain a pharmacy technician license

Each state has its own requirements for obtaining a pharmacy technician license. Be sure to check with the state board of pharmacy in the state where you want to work for more information.

Why choose a career as a Pharmacy Technician?

As a pharmacy technician, you'll be right there at the forefront, providing patients with safe and effective pharmacy services, making a significant difference in their lives. The opportunities to supply vital medications, offer informative support to patients and the healthcare team, and ensure accurate prescriptions make each day a meaningful experience.

If you're passionate about this journey, let Quad Recruitment be your supportive guide in finding your dream job as a pharmacy technician. Together, we'll uncover the perfect match for your skills and aspirations, taking your career to new heights.

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