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.
for Pharmacy Technicians
The typical entry level education for this occupation is a postsecondary training (non-degree).
Examples of the knowledge needed for success in this occupation is listed below, in order of importance.
- Customer and Personal Service: Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- English Language: Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Mathematics: Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- Medicine and Dentistry: Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
Examples of the skills needed for success in this occupation are listed below, in order of importance.
- Reading Comprehension: Reading work-related information.
- Active Listening: Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
- Speaking: Talking to others.
Examples of the abilities needed for success in this occupation are listed below, in order of importance.
- Near Vision: Seeing details up close.
- Oral Comprehension: Listening and understanding what people say.
- Oral Expression: Communicating by speaking.
- Written Comprehension: Reading and understanding what is written.
- Speech Recognition: Recognizing spoken words.
Detailed Work Activities
Examples of the detailed work activities involved with this occupation are listed below, in order of importance.
- Perform clerical work in medical settings.
- Verify accuracy of patient information.
- Record patient medical histories.
- Maintain inventory of medical supplies or equipment.
- Prepare medications or medical solutions.