Pharmacy Technician

Code: 29-2052.00

Also known as: Accredited Pharmacy Technician, Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT), Compounding Technician, Lead Pharmacy Tech, Certified Pharmacy Technician (Lead Pharmacy Tech, CPhT), Lead Pharmacy Technician (Lead Pharmacy Tech), Pharmacy Technician (Pharmacy Tech), Senior Pharmacy Technician, Technician, Inventory Specialist

Description: Pharmacy Technicians perform clerical tasks and assist pharmacists with the preparation and dispensation of prescription drugs. This career typically requires some on-the-job training or the completion of a short-term training program. However, a college degree is not required. Pharmacy Technicians may also have to pass an exam to become certified or licensed.

Pharmacy Technician

Typical wages

10% $25,400
25% $29,090
Median $35,100
75% $41,660
90% $50,430
10% $12.21
25% $13.99
Median $16.87
75% $20.03
90% $24.25

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 33,400