Pharmacy Technician Skills

Pharmacy Technician Skills

Pharmacy Technicians play an important role in today’s healthcare system. They help patients get the prescriptions they need, while providing critical support to pharmacists. These tasks and more require pharmacy technician skills that are learned in a training program. Pharmacy technician skills encompass a variety of practical applications. These may include:

  • Pharmacy operations, including strong communication and customer service skills that are critical to the success of the pharmacy technician.
  • The language of medicine and building a medical vocabulary, including:
    • Structure of the body
    • Common diseases
    • Treatment
    • Laboratory tests
    • Medical and pharmacological abbreviations
  • Basic pharmacy practices, including laws and regulations
  • An externship in a supervised, ambulatory pharmacy setting under the direct supervision of a pharmacist and his/her staff for real-world development of your pharmacy technician skills.

Pharmacy Technician Training

At Dorsey Schools, students in our program will be exposed to training that will build and develop the pharmacy technician skills needed for career success. They will also be able to participate in an externship. Check out our blog! We offer information on jobs in this field, on-campus events, career outlooks and much more. We strive to share useful info on training and careers. Take the first step! Your new career as a pharmacy technician can begin here at Dorsey Schools.


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