3 Jobs in Pharmacology

By:De'Andrea Jacobs

Pharmacy Aide

  • Pharmacy Aides are responsible for storing merchandise, maintaining inventory, and recording drugs delivered to the pharmacy.
  • They spend most of their time operating cash registers and accepting prescription orders from customers.
  • Educational requirements: High school diploma and on-the-job training OR completion of a pharmacy assistant certificate program.
  • Salary range: $17,160 to $35,680.
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Pharmacy Technician

  • A pharmacy technician is a health care provider who performs pharmacy-related functions, generally working under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist.
  • They may measure, mix, count out, label,and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.
  • The education requirements for a pharmacy technician is graduate from a 1-2 year pharmacy technology program, such programs typically result in a diploma, certificate, or associate's degree. In most cases, you'll need to register with your state's board of pharmacy to work as a pharmacy technician. You may also be required to pass an examination, pass a background check and complete continuing education courses; you generally need to hold your high school diploma or GED and pay an application fee to be eligible for registration.
  • The salary range for this job is $18,415 - $37,752.
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Pharmacist

  • A pharmacist is a licensed medical professional responsible for compounding and dispensing medications to patients.
  • They also may provide advice on how to lead a healthy lifestyle, conduct health and wellness screenings, provide immunizations, and oversee the medications given to patients.
  • Education requirements: pharmacy school program, you need to complete the undergraduate pharmacy prerequisites, which take a minimum of 2 to 3 years.
  • Pharmacists must have a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.), a 4-year professional degree. They also must be licensed, which requires passing two exams.
  • Salary range: $89,280 – $145,910.
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