Pharmaceutical duties have increased over the years which cause a higher demand of pharmacy technicians. It is an individual who assists a licensed pharmacist in doing his daily duties and task. Holding such a position entitles you to do all computer related work such as sorting and storing data, labeling bottles, filling prescriptions, distributing medication, measuring liquids, counting pills, checking supplies and stocks, making appointments, maintaining records, refer patients and so on.
However, they are not allowed to give out any sort of medical advice that is not recommended by the pharmacist himself.
To hold this occupation, you do not need to go through the whole medical course and gain multiple degrees as it is indeed possible to learn through experiences and gain knowledge on the job. There are no fixed standards of requirements or a compulsory program to take in order to qualify for this position.
Nevertheless, there are certain certifications you can gain by sitting for the pharmacy technician certification exam. To become a certified technician, you would need to secure your certification every two years once you have completed a certain number of hour’s worth of training. It is vital that you take the training program seriously as it could cause you the certificate.
There are numerous communities and private colleges that have the programs required to certify your profession in this field. In addition to that, with a certification, you would be able get a higher salary in at the very beginning of your job, as this is a profession which is at high demand, it can be said that your figures would be quite satisfying as well. After undergoing all the exams and trainings required, it would be wise to go through an internship program to apply your acquired in depth knowledge and learn from hands on activities.