Pharmacy technicians perform an important role in pharmacies across the country. Working under a pharmacist’s direction, pharmacy technicians help fill prescription orders, communicate with insurers and patients and perform a wide range of tasks that help people get the medicine they need for better health.
October is American Pharmacists Month and what better way to celebrate than to recognize your favorite pharmacy technicians on October 18. Now is the time to spotlight the people who make valuable contributions to the practice of pharmacy day in and day out.
Pharmacy technicians play a vital role in dispensing medications to patients and customers. Under the supervision of a pharmacist, pharmacy technicians help fill orders, work with customers and manage payments from insurance companies. They help protect patient safety by providing quality service and understanding medication safety.
Pharmacy technicians work at hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care facilities, grocery stores and more. As a pharmacy technician, you can be part of the growing healthcare field and play an important role in improving people’s health without having to go to school for four years. A pharmacy technician is an entry-level health care job, so you don’t have to have any previous experience in healthcare to complete training and certification.
Max Drewel was about to retire but wasn't done working. He found PCC's Pharm Tech program and after 30 years working in Insurance, switched careers completely.