Pharmacy Technician Career

Quick Statistics


Median Salary

Median pharmacy technician salary data is from the BLS Occupation Employment Statistics survey (2021).


Entry-level Education

Typical level of education and formal training  individuals need for the pharmacy technician career.


Per hour 

The wage where half the workers in the occupation earned more than that and half earned less.

State Requirements & Training Programs

A pharmacy technician works under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist, assisting with the day-to-day operations and management of a pharmacy. He or she may work in a hospital, retail or mail order pharmacy, or in a long-term care facility. This fast-growing career field offers plenty of opportunities.

As a Pharmacy Technician, you will work at the pharmacist's side, helping patients get their prescriptions. You will handle the cash register, patient records and help fill prescriptions. There is no formal training required to work as a pharmacy technician so this is a great launching pad to find out if a career in the medical field is for you. In order to secure the best positions, you may want to look into a pharmacy technician training program or certification. These are very short-term programs and some schools even offer online pharmaceutical technician programs that will skyrocket your resume to the top of the pile. Visit our Pharmacy Assistant State Requirements resource page.

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Recent Interviews

Read our career interviews with current pharmacy technician professionals who share their career paths and advice for students who are preparing to enter this career.

Emiry Brade Pharmacy Technician


Organization: Walgreens Pharmacy
Position: Pharmacy Technician

Jessica Barajas Pharmacy Technician


Organization: Medical Pavilion
Position: Pharmacy Technician

See all of the interviews on our pharmacy technician career interviews page.