Pharmacy Technicians generally work in retail pharmacies and hospitals and assist licensed pharmacists in dispensing prescription medication to customers and health professionals. They work under supervision of pharmacists and are usually included in all pharmacy functions.

Pharmacy Technicians measure amounts of medication for prescriptions, package and label prescriptions, organize inventory, and perform a variety of clerical duties such as answering phone calls and entering customer or patient information. Those working in hospitals and larger institutions may be responsible for a greater variety of medications, such as intravenous medications.

Information on associated occupations, cost of attendance, loan debt for completers, and on-time completion rates for certificates can be found under Gainful Employment.

For more information on this career, as well as the current employment outlook, visit the U.S. Department of Labor and Oregon Employment Department websites.