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Pharmacy Technicians :

Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.


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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $29,860.00
Average Time to Fill 104 days
Typical Education High school diploma or equivalent
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 8,721
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 9.27 %

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Skills Profile


Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Resource Allocation
Integrity
Following Directions
Work Ethic
Written Communication
Critical Thinking
Customer Service
Oral Communication
Professionalism
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Information Gathering
Technology and Tool Usage
Problem-solving

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Monitoring and Controlling Resources

Inventory items to be reordered or returned
Inventory stock to ensure adequate supplies
Maintain inventory of medical supplies or equipment
Maintain inventory of office supplies
Inventory medical supplies or instruments
Dispense prescribed medications and pharmaceuticals
Order medical or medical support supplies, materials, and equipment
Deliver prescribed medications and pharmaceuticals

Handling and Moving Objects

Compound pharmaceutical or chemical substances in medical preparations
Prepare sterile solutions, infusions, or intravenous packs
Prepare medications or medical solutions
Mix medical solutions safely according to instructions
Store pharmaceutical supplies or prescriptions
Sterilize laboratory, medical, or veterinary equipment or instruments

Documenting/Recording Information

Maintain dental or medical records
Maintain record of medication or equipment dispensed to patient
Process medical billing information
Maintain customer and account records
Record medical history
Prepare records of customer charges

Performing for or Working Directly with the Public

Merchandise healthcare products or services
Sell products or services
Sell services
Provide medically related customer service

Performing Administrative Activities

Process customer transactions
Perform clerical work in medical settings
Deliver items such as mail, messages, records, or files
Answer questions from customers or the public


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Store Operations
Customer Billing
Supervisory Skills
Inventory Maintenance
Record Keeping
Legal Compliance
Store Management


Related Licensing Requirements


CSR-Researcher (18-0000000073)

IC 35-48-3-3 Registration requirements Sec. 3. (a) Every person who manufactures or distributes any controlled substance within this state or who proposes to engage in the manufacture or distribution of any controlled substance within this state, must obtain biennially a registration issued by the board in accordance with its rules. (b) Every person who dispenses or proposes to dispense any controlled substance within Indiana must have a registration issued by the board in accordance with its rules. A registration issued to a dispenser under this subsection expires whenever the dispenser's license as a practitioner expires. The board shall renew a dispenser's registration under this subsection concurrently with any state license authorizing the dispenser to act as a practitioner. (c) Persons registered by the board under this article to manufacture, distribute, dispense, or conduct research with controlled substances may possess, manufacture, distribute, dispense, or conduct research with those substances to the extent authorized by their registration and in conformity with the other provisions of this chapter. (d) The following persons need not register and may lawfully possess controlled substances under this article: (1) An agent or employee of any registered manufacturer, distributor, or dispenser of any controlled substance if he is acting in the usual course of his business or employment. (2) A common or contract carrier or warehouseman, or an employee thereof, whose possession of any controlled substance is in the usual course of business or employment. (3) An ultimate user or a person in possession of any controlled substance under a lawful order of a practitioner or in lawful possession of a schedule V substance.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana Board of Pharmacy (3172342067)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/pharmacy.htm

Pharmacy Technician (18-0000000076)

856 IAC 1-35-4 Qualifications Sec. 4. To be eligible to perform the functions and duties of a pharmacy technician, an individual must possess the following qualifications, which shall be ascertained and documented in a reasonably retrievable manner by the pharmacist that qualifies the pharmacy permit: (1) The individual has not been convicted of a crime that has a direct bearing on the individual's ability to work with legend drugs or controlled substances. (2) The individual must be a high school graduate or have successfully completed a General Education Development program or have been judged to be competent by the qualifying pharmacist. (3) The individual must have successfully completed or be enrolled in and successfully complete within twelve (12) months of being hired as a technician one (1) of the following board-approved programs: (A) A comprehensive curricular-based education and training program conducted by a pharmacy or educational organization. (B) A technician training program utilized by the employer that includes specific training in the duties required to assist the pharmacist in the technical functions associated with the practice of pharmacy.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana Board of Pharmacy (3172342067)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/pharmacy.htm

Pharmacy Intern (18-0000000074)

856 IAC 1-3.1-7 Pharmacist intern/extern; program requirements Sec. 7. (a) Practical experience requirements for pharmacist interns/externs in Indiana may be satisfied by complying with either of the following: (1) Completion of the practical experience requirements of the college or school of pharmacy from which the intern/extern has graduated, if the curriculum of the college or school has been accredited by: (A) the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE); (B) the Canadian Council on Pharmacy Accreditation (CCPA); or (C) another board-approved practical experience program.(2) In the event the intern/extern has graduated from a nonaccredited program as outlined in subdivision (1) or has no practical experience as a part of that individual's educational curriculum, the intern/extern must complete a minimum of one thousand five hundred (1,500) hours of practical experience under the supervision of a pharmacist and provide the board, prior to or concurrent with application for licensure, a written description of the objectives and duties of that experience. (b) If a candidate for licensure as a pharmacist in Indiana has been licensed as a pharmacist in another state or jurisdiction and has been engaged in the practice of pharmacy as defined in IC 25-26-13-2 for a period of not less than one (1) year, the practical experience requirement is waived.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana Board of Pharmacy (3172342067)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/pharmacy.htm

Wholesale Drug Distributor (18-0000000077)

IC 25-26-14-14 Accreditation and license for wholesale distribution of legend drugs Sec. 14 (a) A person may not engage in wholesale distributions of legend drugs without: (1) after December 31, 2005, obtaining and maintaining accreditation or certification from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy's Verified Accredited Wholesale Distributor or an accreditation body approved by the board under subsection (g); (2) obtaining and maintaining a license issued by the board; and (3) paying any reasonable fee required by the board. (b) The board may not issue or renew the license of a wholesale drug distributor that does not comply with this chapter. (c) The board shall require a separate license for each facility or location where wholesale distribution operations are conducted. (d) An agent or employee of any licensed wholesale drug distributor does not need a license and may lawfully possess pharmaceutical drugs when acting in the usual course of business or employment. (e) The issuance of a license under this chapter does not affect tax liability imposed by the department of state revenue or the state board of tax commissioners on any wholesale drug distributor.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana Board of Pharmacy (3172342067)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/pharmacy.htm

Pharmacy Tech In-Training (18-0000000075)

856 IAC 1-35-4 Qualifications Sec. 4. To be eligible to perform the functions and duties of a pharmacy technician, an individual must possess the following qualifications, which shall be ascertained and documented in a reasonably retrievable manner by the pharmacist that qualifies the pharmacy permit: (1) The individual has not been convicted of a crime that has a direct bearing on the individual's ability to work with legend drugs or controlled substances. (2) The individual must be a high school graduate or have successfully completed a General Education Development program or have been judged to be competent by the qualifying pharmacist.(3) The individual must have successfully completed or be enrolled in and successfully complete within twelve (12) months of being hired as a technician one (1) of the following board-approved programs: (A) A comprehensive curricular-based education and training program conducted by a pharmacy or educational organization. (B) A technician training program utilized by the employer that includes specific training in the duties required to assist the pharmacist in the technical functions associated with the practice of pharmacy.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana Board of Pharmacy (3172342067)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/pharmacy.htm


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