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Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals. These technicians work in pharmacies, including those found in grocery and drug stores, and in hospitals. Most work full time, but many work part time. The median annual wage for pharmacy technicians was $30,410 in May 2015. Employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Increased demand for prescription medications will lead to more demand for pharmaceutical services. NYSCHP provides continuing education credits for Pharmacy Technicians, legislative representation, and student support.
Pharmacy Technicians Legislation can be found here.
Pharmacy Technician Links can be found here.
US Department of Labor: Pharmacy Technicians
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