Pharmacy Technician

Starting Salary

$30,100
NC Triangle area

Median Annual Wage

$32,800
NC Triangle area
33
% Some college, no degree
28
% High school diploma or equivalent

Job Outlook

+8%
North Carolina

Annual Job Openings

1,260
North Carolina
Pharmacy technicians measure, mix, count, label, and record medications in accordance with prescription orders and under the direction of the pharmacist. They are also responsible for recording inventory data and prepacking bulk medicines along with typing and affixing labels.

Students can learn more about this profession through the ʿⱦapp Pharmacy Technology Continuing Education program, which provides the knowledge and skills required to become a pharmacy technician. After successful completion of this course, students are eligible to take the national certification exam administered by the PTCB and earn the credential of Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).