Pharmacist Technician Job Openings - 196 Jobs

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    $32,629

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    Pharmacy Technician
    CVS Health

    Ashburn, VA

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    $32,629

    Pharmacy Technician
    CVS Health

    Ashburn, VA

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    $32,629

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    DRUG STORE PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
    Walgreens

    Ashburn, VA

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    $32,629

    Pharmacy Technician II - Part Time, Ashburn Medical Center
    Kaiser Permanente

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $118,810

    Specialty Pharmacy Sr.
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,450

    Pharmacy Clerk
    Giant Food

    Ashburn, VA

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    $32,629

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    Pharmacy Technician
    CVS Health

    Centreville, VA

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    $32,629

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    Reston, VA- Hospital Inpatient Pharmacy Technician Job
    Soliant

    Reston, VA

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    $32,629

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    Pharmacy Technician
    CVS Health

    Dale City, VA

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    $32,623

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    Pharmacy Technician - Retail
    CVS Health

    Silver Spring, MD

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    $32,623

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    Pharmacy Technician
    CVS Health

    New Market, MD

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    $32,629

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    Pharmacy Tech Job Hospital West Falls Church VA
    Soliant

    West Falls Church, VA

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    $32,629

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    Pharmacy Technician
    CVS Health

    Annandale, VA

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    $32,629

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    Pharmacy Technician
    CVS Health

    Fairfax Station, VA

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    $32,629

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    Pharmacy Technician
    Rite Aid

    Washington, DC

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    $32,629

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    Pharmacy Technician
    CVS Health

    Haymarket, VA

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    $32,623

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    Pharmacy Technician- Target Store
    CVS Health

    Chevy Chase Village, MD

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    $32,629

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    Pharmacy Technician
    CVS Health

    Charles Town, WV

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    $32,623

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    Pharmacy Technician
    Rite Aid

    Frederick, MD

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    $32,623

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    Pharmacy Tech
    Adventist Healthcare

    Rockville, MD

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    $32,623

    Pharmacy Technician
    CVS Health

    Damascus, MD

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    $32,623

    Pharmacy Technician
    CVS Health

    New Market, MD

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    $32,623

    Pharmacy Technician - Retail
    CVS Health

    Silver Spring, MD

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    $32,623

    Pharmacy Technician II - Outpatient Pharmacy, Gaithersburg Medical Center
    Kaiser Permanente

    Gaithersburg, MD

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    $32,623

    Pharmacy Technician
    Rite Aid Corporation

    Damascus, MD

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    $32,629

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    Pharmacy Technician
    CVS Health

    Fairfax, VA

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    $32,623

    Pharmacy Technician Certified
    Mercy Medical Center Clinton

    Germantown, MD

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    $32,629

    DRUG STORE PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
    Walgreens

    Purcellville, VA

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    $32,629

    Pharmacy Technician - Target Store
    CVS Health

    Chantilly, VA

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    $32,629

    Pharmacy Technician
    CVS Health

    South Riding, VA

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    $32,629

    Pharmacy Technician
    CVS Health

    Annandale, VA

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    $32,629

    Pharmacy Technician
    CVS Health

    Great Falls, VA

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    $32,629

    Pharmacy Technician
    CVS Health

    Arlington, VA

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    $32,629

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    Pharmacy I Tech - On-Call, Falls Church Medical Center
    Kaiser Permanente

    Falls Church, VA

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    $32,629

    Pharmacy Technician (Part-time)
    Walgreens

    Leesburg, VA

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    $32,629

    Pharmacy Technician
    CVS Health

    Gainesville, VA

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    $32,629

    Pharmacy Technician (OCONUS)
    SoSi

    Reston, VA

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    $32,629

    Pharmacy Tech II - On Call, Springfield Medical Center
    Kaiser Permanente

    Springfield, VA

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    $32,629

    Pharmacy Technician
    CVS Health

    Ranson, WV

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    $32,623

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    Pharmacy Technician, Admixture
    Maryland Oncology

    Frederick, MD

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    $32,629

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    Pharmacy Technician
    CVS Health

    Great Falls, VA

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    $32,623

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    Pharmacy Technician
    CVS Health

    Wheaton, MD

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    $32,629

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    Pharmacy Technician
    CVS Health

    Warrenton, VA

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    $32,629

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    Pharmacy Technician
    CVS Health

    Reston, VA

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    $32,629

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    Arlington Virginia Hospital Pharmacy Tech Job
    Soliant

    Arlington, VA

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    $32,629

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    Pharmacy Technician
    CVS Health

    Burke, VA

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    $32,629

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    Pharmacy Technician
    CVS Health

    South Riding, VA

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    $32,623

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    Pharmacy Tech
    Adventist Health Care

    Rockville, MD

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    $32,629

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    Pharmacy Technician
    CVS Health

    McLean, VA

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    $32,623

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    Pharmacy Technician
    CVS Health

    Bethesda, MD

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    $32,623

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    Pharmacy Technician
    CVS Health

    Gaithersburg, MD

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    $32,629

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    Pharmacy Technician
    Medstar Health

    Washington, DC

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    $32,629

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    Pharmacy Technician
    CVS Health

    Leesburg, VA

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    $32,623

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    Pharmacy Technician
    CVS Health

    Kensington, MD

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    $32,623

    DRUG STORE PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
    Walgreens

    Potomac, MD

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    $32,623

    Pharmacy Technician
    CVS Health

    Bethesda, MD

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    $32,629

    Pharmacy Technician
    CVS Health

    Hyattsville, MD

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    $32,629

    Pharmacy Technician - Target Store
    CVS Health

    Hyattsville, MD

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    $32,623

    Pharmacy Technician- Target Store
    CVS Health

    Chevy Chase, MD

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    $32,623

    Pharmacy Technician
    CVS Health

    Middletown, MD

Pharmacist Technician Jobs

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$32,629

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What does a Pharmacist Technician do

Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals. They work in retail pharmacies and hospitals.

Duties

Pharmacy technicians typically do the following:

  • Collect information needed to fill a prescription from customers or health professionals
  • Measure amounts of medication for prescriptions
  • Package and label prescriptions
  • Organize inventory and alert pharmacists to any shortages of medications or supplies
  • Accept payment for prescriptions and process insurance claims
  • Enter customer or patient information, including any prescriptions taken, into a computer system
  • Answer phone calls from customers
  • Arrange for customers to speak with pharmacists if customers have questions about medications or health matters

Pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of pharmacists, who must review prescriptions before they are given to patients. In most states, technicians can compound or mix some medications and call physicians for prescription refill authorizations. Technicians also may need to operate automated dispensing equipment when filling prescription orders.

Pharmacy technicians working in hospitals and other medical facilities prepare a greater variety of medications, such as intravenous medications. They may make rounds in the hospital, giving medications to patients.

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how to become a Pharmacist Technician

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.

Education and Training

Many pharmacy technicians learn how to perform their duties through on-the-job training. These programs vary in length and subject matter according to the employer’s requirements.

Other pharmacy technicians enter the occupation after completing postsecondary education programs in pharmacy technology. These programs are usually offered by vocational schools or community colleges. Most programs award a certificate after 1 year or less, although some programs last longer and lead to an associate’s degree. They cover a variety of subjects, such as arithmetic used in pharmacies, recordkeeping, ways of dispensing medications, and pharmacy law and ethics. Technicians also learn the names, uses, and doses of medications. Most programs also include clinical experience opportunities, in which students gain hands-on experience in a pharmacy.

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredits pharmacy technician programs that include at least 600 hours of instruction over a minimum of 15 weeks. In 2015, there were 286 fully accredited programs, including a few in retail drugstore chains.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most states regulate pharmacy technicians in some way. Consult state Boards of Pharmacy for particular regulations. Requirements for pharmacy technicians in the states that regulate them typically include some or all of the following:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Formal education or training program
  • Exam
  • Fees
  • Continuing education
  • Criminal background check

Some states and employers require pharmacy technicians to be certified. Even where it is not required, certification may make it easier to get a job. Many employers will pay for their pharmacy technicians to take the certification exam.

Two organizations offer certification. The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) certification requires a high school diploma and the passing of an exam. Applicants for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma, and have completed a training program or have 1 year of work experience. Technicians must recertify every 2 years by completing 20 hours of continuing education courses.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Pharmacy technicians spend much of their time interacting with customers, so being helpful and polite is required of pharmacy technicians in a retail setting.

Detail oriented. Serious health problems can result from mistakes in filling prescriptions. Although the pharmacist is responsible for ensuring the safety of all medications dispensed, pharmacy technicians should pay attention to detail so that complications are avoided.

Listening skills. Pharmacy technicians must communicate clearly with pharmacists and doctors when taking prescription orders. When speaking with customers, technicians must listen carefully to understand customers’ needs and determine if they need to speak with a pharmacist.

Math skills. Pharmacy technicians need to have an understanding of the math concepts used in pharmacies when counting pills and compounding medications.

Organizational skills. Working as a pharmacy technician involves balancing a variety of responsibilities. Pharmacy technicians need good organizational skills to complete the work delegated by pharmacists while at the same time providing service to customers or patients.

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Real Pharmacist Technician Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Pharmacy Technicians Franrem Pharmaceuticals, LLC Baltimore, MD Jun 27, 2014 $46,958 -
$73,045
Pharmacy Technician Chinraj, LLC Neptune, NJ Oct 01, 2010 $40,000
Pharmacy Technician Golden Living Inc. San Diego, CA Apr 04, 2011 $38,735
Pharmacy Technicians H&J Pharmaceuticals Inc. New York, NY Aug 28, 2009 $36,523
Pharmacy Technicians H&J Pharmaceuticals Inc./San Pedro Pharmacy New York, NY Aug 28, 2009 $36,523
Pharmacy Technicians San Pedro Pharmacy New York, NY Aug 28, 2009 $36,523
Pharmacy Coordinator/Technician Klein Pharmacy, Inc. Pelham, NY Mar 18, 2010 $36,168
Pharmacy Coordinator/Technician Klein Pharmacy, Inc. Pelham, NY Mar 18, 2013 $36,168
Pharmacy Technicians House of Arnold Inc. Baltimore, MD Sep 17, 2014 $35,672
Pharmacy Technician Kanhi Systems LLC Passaic, NJ Sep 01, 2014 $35,479 -
$48,001

Top Skills for a Pharmacist Technician

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Top Pharmacist Technician Skills

Right now, these skills will help you look good when applying for pharmacist technician jobs:
  1. Quality Customer Service
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  3. Data Entry
Here are examples of how pharmacist technicians have used the most in demand skills on their resumes:
  • Handled customers wants and needs by giving quality customer service.
  • Conduct interviews and hires qualified pharmacy technicians.
  • Performed data entry, filled prescriptions and maintained inventory.
  • Verified patient pharmaceutical coverage with insurance companies such as Medicaid, Medicare, and most insurance information.
  • Reported to IV room coordinator on the progress of new staff, and helped determine remediation as it was necessary.

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Top Pharmacist Technician Employers

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Top 10 Pharmacist Technician Employers

CVS Pharmacy has a strong demand for Pharmacist Technician candidates where they have hired the most Pharmacist Technician candidates.

Overall, 10 firms have active listings for Pharmacist Technician.

CVS Pharmacy, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreen's, Omnicare, Kroger, Target Pharmacy, Kroger Pharmacy

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