A Day in the Life of a Pharmacy Technician
You can earn your certificate to be a Pharmacy Technician in just 8 months at the American College of Healthcare and Technology. In this program you’ll learn everything from medical terminology to pharmaceutical calculations.
If you’ve ever had an interest in pharmaceuticals, taking this program at the American College of Healthcare and Technology is a great way to turn your interests into a successful, rewarding career that really helps people.
But, what can you expect on a daily basis as a pharmacy technician? Graduation is just the first step. Let’s take a look at a day in the life of a pharmacy technician, so you can be fully prepared to kickstart your career.
What Is the Role of a Pharmacy Technician?
A pharmacy technician actually wears many different hats. As you go through the certificate program with the American College of Healthcare and Technology, you’ll learn all the necessary skills to use on a daily basis.
Your biggest responsibility will be filling and dispensing medications for patients. As a result, it’s of the utmost importance that you can pay close attention to detail. Other responsibilities of a pharmacy technician include:
● Refilling prescriptions
● Creating new patient profiles and maintaining current ones
● Ordering and stocking medications
● Data entry
● Talking with medical insurance companies
● Processing payments
There are many more responsibilities to consider, and most of these tasks have to be completed on a daily basis, depending on the patients you see. It’s also important that you’re comfortable standing for long periods of time, as pharmacy technicians are usually on their feet most of the day!
Where Do Pharmacy Technicians Work?
What your daily routine looks like as a pharmacy technician will depend on where you work. There are several different career opportunities, including hospitals or 24-hour pharmacies, clinics, and even certain grocery stores.
Depending on where you work, you might have to deal with different hours. For example, a pharmacy technician who works in a hospital setting might have to work a night shift. They might not see as many patients, which means their shift would usually be filled with more things like ordering and shipping medications, stocking, data entry, and maintaining computer databases.
Pharmacy technicians who work during the day will usually see more patients, especially in busy places like retail pharmacies or grocery stores. You may not always have time to get to things like data entry or ordering because the patient flow in places like this is so consistent. Most of your time will be spent filling prescriptions, dealing with insurance companies, and processing payments.
No matter what roles you take on in your daily shift, you can be sure you’ll never get bored. This is a fast-paced job that requires a lot of focus.
Many pharmacy technicians even choose to work part-time. If you’re looking to start a career while balancing your personal life and family, majoring as a pharmacy technician from the American College of Healthcare and Technology is a great way to do it.
If you’re interested in enrolling at the American College of Healthcare and Technology, call us at (888) 430-4224. Or, visit us online at www.ach.edu for more information.
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