What does a pharmacia tech do on their job?

Please only answer this question if you have actually been a pharmacy tech or have talked with someone who has been a pharmacy tech. I know that a pharmacy technician is basically an assistant to a pharmacist. But what job duties are they typically responsible for on that type of job? I realize that they typically get the prescription and handle the cash transactions from the customers. They also check insurance information and make sure that is updated in the computer. Besides that, what else does a pharmacy tech handle? Do they actually process the actual prescriptions, such as pulling the pills from the dispenser into the small bottles, or any other issues relating to that? Do they need to understand medical terminology or chemistry?

Asked By: Searcher - 7/4/2007
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Pharmacy technicians are becoming more and more important in the practice of pharmacy, especially in retail settings (Walgreen's, CVS). Requirements vary per state laws, but there is a national exam that can be taken (PTCB) which will help to learn the basic requirements of a tech... More
Answered By: SHELLY H - 7/4/2007
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Check with state laws in your area first... More
Answered By: businesstherapist - 7/4/2007
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