What are pharmacy technicians doing?

By John BresnahanDillons Pharmacy Technician hours: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Mon.-Fri.

Costs: $19.00-$59.99 per hour, online or by phone.

Phone: 301-443-1414, 800-973-9100.

Email: [email protected] per week: 8-12 hours, Mon.-Thu., 8:30 a.y., noon-8 p.y.

Fri.-Sun.: 8:00-11:00 hrs.CVS Pharmacy Technology Technician hours, hours per week, hours: 1:00pm-7:00 pm, Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun.: 10:00am-7 p.s.m.; online or call for information.

Cost: $8 per hour; online or phone.

Hours per day: 7:00 am-5:00 PM, Mon.

and Tues., 9:00AM-6:00PM, Thurs., 9.00AM–5:30PM, Sat.

and Sun., 10:30AM–4:30 PM.

Bayer, HealthCare, Janssen, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Pfizer, Roche, Schering-Plough, Valeant, U.S. Pharmacopeia and Abbott are among the companies to offer the training.

The training is not just for pharmacy technicians, but for other pharmacy and medical professionals.

For example, a pharmacist might teach an emergency room doctor how to use an automated pharmacy display, but not a nurse or pharmacist.

The training is meant to help those who are not currently involved in a pharmacy or medical practice.

The goal is to teach them how to make an automated system, so they can make the decisions needed to provide better services, according to Karen Johnson, director of the Pharmacy College of Pharmacy at the University of California, San Diego.

“We want to make sure we’re using technology that is going to meet our needs, that is safe, that has a low cost to the taxpayer,” Johnson said.

“It’s not just about getting trained,” Johnson added.

“It’s about having a skill set that is used, and then being able to deliver on those skills to our patients.”

To learn more about how to become a pharmacy technician and get started, visit the U.C. Davis Pharmacy Training website.