Pharmacy technicians work under the direct supervision of a pharmacist. They prepare medications and compounds, perform order entry of prescriptions, manage inventory and calculate medication doses. Administrative responsibilities include creating patient profiles and processing third-party claims.

Pharmacy technicians work in hospitals, stand alone pharmacies, large retail outlets, long-term care facilities, and mail order companies. 

Demand for pharmacy technicians is expected to grow by 9-13%, faster than average, through 2024.1

1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015 Edition, Job Outlook, retrieved 4/26/16