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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technicians prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. They may measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.

Training at a Glance

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Time to Complete

1
Year

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On the Job Time

2000
Hours

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Related Instruction Time

144
Hours

Additional Training

Obtain certification via the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam or the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians. Successfully complete "Transition to Trainer" in the final year of the program.

Wisconsin Employment Outlook & Wages*

Job Outlook through 2026 in Wisconsin

+3.34%

Experienced Level Salary**

$40,300

* Wisconsin Long Term Occupation Employment Projections, 2016-2026 (Statewide). Office of Economic Advisors, WI Department of Workforce Development, December 2018. & US Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Employment Statistics, estimates May 2017. Reports can be viewed on DWD's premiere source for Labor Market Information, WisConomy.com.

* * Average (mean) annual salary earned by the upper two-thirds of all workers in the selected location, occupation, and industry. Actual salaries will vary by employer and other factors.