Pharmacist technician trainees mainly assist pharmacists in filling prescriptions, providing services to customers, keeping the pharmacy clean, and collecting payments for medications. Pharmacies hire such individuals to assist in all daily pharmacy operations and customer service. They primarily report to the pharmacist or pharmacy managers. This is an entry-level job.
The main duties and responsibilities for the position include providing customer service, filling prescriptions, keeping the pharmacy clean, collecting payments, announcing orders, managing inventory, and process insurance.
Essential skills required for this position include customer service, computer skills, mathematics skills, communication skills, and physical stamina. Pharmacy technician trainees must have a high school diploma or equivalent and be at least 18 years of age.
Many employers prefer professionals who also have past experience working in a pharmacy environment, but this is not a hard requirement. In addition, several states require that pharmacy technician trainees become registered with the state pharmacy board within one year of employment. Trainees who do not become registered must be terminated from employment.
The average hourly salary for the position is $17.04, which amounts to $35,448 annually. The career is projected to grow in the near future.