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Associate of Applied Science

Pharmacy Technician

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As a Pharmacy Technician, you mix and fill prescriptions and maintain the pharmacy’s inventory, working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist.

In this program, you will:

  • Learn the terminology, pharmaceutical calculations and techniques, pharmacy record-keeping, and other essential skills through active and participatory learning.
  • Learn how to interpret medication orders.
  • Prepare for a position in a hospital pharmacy, drugstore, health maintenance organization, nursing home, physician’s office or clinic.

Graduates will be eligible to complete the national certification exam administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

This program is part of the Baker College Smart Degree Option.

Career Facts

  • The average annual wage for a Pharmacy Technician is $28,500.
  • Employment is expected to increase by 31 percent from 2008 to 2018, which is much faster than average.
  • Job opportunities exist in hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies, health maintenance organizations, nursing homes, physician offices, and clinics.
  • Work schedules vary depending on where you work and may include nights, weekends, and holidays.
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