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What is a Compounding Pharmacy Technician?

What is a Compounding Pharmacy Technician? As you research more about becoming a pharmacy technician, you’ll discover that the vocation is more diverse than you might have thought, and that there a number of different career options that open up to certified pharmacy technicians. One of those is a compounding pharmacy technician. What is Compounding […]

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Pros and Cons of Becoming a Pharmacy Technician

Some people know they want to work in the medical field and help people from when they are very young, while it’s something that others don’t consider until later in life. Whatever the case for each of them the medical field is a big, wide open one that offers all kinds of opportunities. One of the […]

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What is a Nuclear Pharmacy Technician?

There are many fields that someone interested in becoming a pharmacy technician can choose to specialize in after they master the basics of the profession and complete their initial education and certification requirements. One newer, but very exciting career path is that of nuclear pharmacy technician (NPT).What is Nuclear Pharmacy?As the name suggests, a nuclear pharmacy […]

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  • Updated April 26, 2020
  • Career

How To Specialize in Oncology or IV Meds as a Pharmacy Tech

Pharmacy tech is a career that offers stability, a good income and lots of potential for growth. It also offers you the chance to specialize if you choose. One option available to pharmacy techs is specializing in IV meds or oncology. But just what does that mean, and what extra training will you need? Read on […]

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A Complete Guide to Becoming a Mail Order Pharmacy Tech

If you have ever ordered a prescription from a mail order pharmacy, you’ll know how easy and convenient it can be. If you have ever considered pharmacy tech as a career, or are already working in the field, you might be wondering just what the pharmacy techs who staff these rather different pharmacies do and […]

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  • Updated February 17, 2020
  • Career

The Complete Guide to Becoming a Medication Reconciliation Technician

If you’re passionate about the fields of healthcare and pharmacology, detail-oriented, and a people person, a career as a Medication Reconciliation Technician (MRT) might be a good fit. Medication reconciliation work is increasingly being passed on to pharmacy technicians (PT) to free up the time of healthcare professionals for other tasks, which is why now […]

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What Are Some of the Related Jobs to Pharmacy Technicians?

If you’re looking for a change, here are three related health occupations that you could easily transition from being a pharmacy technician.Dental AssistantsDutiesDental assistants have a variety of tasks regarding dental health and care. They are responsible for assisting with patient care which consists of answering queries, guidance, and relevant dental advice. They also schedule […]

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  • Updated December 17, 2018
  • Career

5 Tools Pharmacy Techs Use for Lab Training

Every section in a hospital setup plays a vital role in patient care. For pharmacies, it goes beyond the dispensing of drugs and prescriptions. Before a pharmacy tech can write down medications for patients, they have to undergo comprehensive training for proficiency and efficiency. On this note, what are the tools pharmacy techs most utilize […]

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Preventing Prescription Errors: A Pharmacy Technician Role

When you go to a pharmacy to pick up your prescription, your expectation is that you’re getting the right medication and being told any important information that you need to know before taking it. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Mistakes do happen, but in the pharmaceutical industry those mistakes could cost someone their health, […]

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A Day in the Life of a Pharmacy Technician

If you want to become a pharmacy technician, it’s important to know what daily tasks you will need to perform and the skills that are required for the job. If you have a chance to shadow a pharmacist or get a behind-the-scenes look at how a pharmacy works before starting this new career, take it. […]

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  • Updated October 1, 2018
  • Career

Top 5 Pharmacy Technician Interview Questions

Pharmacy technicians play an important role in ensuring pharmacy operations run smoothly. Some duties performed by pharmacy technicians are taking prescriptions, mixing, counting, and measuring medications, making labels and taking payments. When it comes to hiring for these positions, asking the right interview questions is a way to ensure that you’re choosing the best candidate […]

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