Pharmacy Technician

Responsible for greeting clients and preparing prescriptions and medications, pharmacy technicians are the pharmacist’s right hand. Under the pharmacist’s supervision, they perform the appropriate tasks to provide the best service for the patient.

Employment outlook

Good
Employment opportunities are good in Nova-Scotia

Prerequisits

High School Diploma

Mathematics - Grade 12 - Academic minimum = 75%

Criminal Record Check

Police Record Check

Vaccinations current

High School Diploma

Wonderlic Scholastic Test = Level 14 required

Daily tasks

  • Greet patients
  • Prepare medications for patients based on physicians’ recommendations
  • Supply medications to patients and explain the treatment
  • Complete the documents related to insurance and reimbursements for care
  • Record the patient’s information in their file

Required skills

  • Be respectful and keep professional secrecy
  • Enjoy working with the public
  • Good listening skills and communicate easily
  • Love physical work and handling of instruments
  • This work demands close attention to detail.

Salary

$45,06 / hour *

Annual salary at 40h per week: $93 725

Min hourly rate: $31,16 / h ($64 813)

Max hourly rate: $57,17 / h ($118 914)

* Median rate according to Statistics Canada

Work locations

  • Companies and industries
  • Hospital center
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Private clinic

Available scholarships in Nova Scotia

  • Nova-Scotia Community College - NSCC

Type of diploma obtained

College diploma

Years of study: 2

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