On the Job
Pharmacy Technicians work under the direction of a licensed pharmacist. They may measure, mix, count out, label, and record dosages of medications according to prescription orders.
This career requires good eyesight and time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Enter patient or treatment data into computers.
- Verify accuracy of patient information.
- Record patient medical histories.
- Clean medical equipment or facilities.
- Prepare medications or medical solutions.
- Sterilize medical equipment or instruments.
- Perform clerical work in medical settings.
- Process medical billing information.
- Merchandise healthcare products or services.
- Maintain inventory of medical supplies or equipment.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having telephone conversations.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Working with a group or team.
- Dealing with unpleasant or angry people.
- Exposure to disease or infections.
- Serious consequences if mistakes are made.
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