5 Key Pharmacy Technician Responsibilities

There are specific responsibilities individuals in every career must face. A pharmacy technician must be extra diligent while performing their duties since serious health problems can arise if a mistake is made with a customer or patient’s prescription.  

The most typical location for a pharmacy technician to work at is a drug or grocery store pharmacy; however, there are opportunities for a pharmacy technician to work in hospitals and other medical facilities where they will prepare a greater variety of medications, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). For those reasons, it is vital for a pharmacy technician’s responsibilities to be performed to the best of his or her ability.

And although pharmacy technician roles and responsibilities vary from state-to-state, here is a list of five of the most common:

  1. Must be extremely accurate and provide first-rate customer service skills to customers or patients.
  2. Be able to confidently support a pharmacist in a commercial or hospital setting.
  3. Responsible for knowing the composition and interaction of commonly-prescribed drugs, as well as their effect on a patient’s body.
  4. Must be able to interpret prescriptions, count medications, and work with customers to meet their medication needs.
  5. Must demonstrate great organizational skills and be detail oriented.

Out of all these responsibilities, which one do you find is the easiest to do on a daily basis? Please tell us in the comment section or on the Rasmussen College School of Health Sciences Facebook page.  

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Jennifer is a Content and Social Media Specialist at Rasmussen College. She researches, writes and edits blog posts designed to help and inspire current, past and future students through their entire educational process in an effort to encourage learning at a college level and beyond.

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