Pharmacy Technicians work under the supervision of the Pharmacist-on-duty, and are responsible for providing quality pharmaceutical care and services to their patients. They must be team-oriented, customer service focused and dedicated to ensuring that that customers have a positive experience and that their pharmaceutical needs are met. Many pharmacy technicians view their career as a spring board for becoming a pharmacist or other medical professional. It is a field that is ideal for anyone interested in science or medicine, and who has strong skills in maths. Courses comprise of a taught programme that includes independent study, practical assignments and examinations. Students will leave feeling more confident in their ability to work in any pharmacy department.

Questions to ask a Pharmacy Technician school in Florida

  • What topics does the course focus on?
  • Is there a career advisor available to offer guidance?
  • What transport links are there to your school?
  • Are tuition fees higher for non-resident students?
  • What is the demographic and social make up of pupils of the course?
  • What is the deadline for applications?

Questions you are likely to be asked at a Pharmacy Technician school interview

  • What would you say to a customer if you didn’t have what they wanted?
  • What have you done to prepare for this course?
  • What do you know about our school?
  • What do you think being a Pharmacy Technician entails?

At a Pharmacy Technician school you will learn about;

  • Filling and delivering medication carts.
  • Drug names, doses, strengths and formulas.
  • Checking the work of junior staff.
  • Maintain efficient filing systems.
  • Keeping appropriate records and documentation.
  • Prepare insurance claim forms.
  • Cleaning equipment and machines with alcohol between each medication packaging.
  • Filling prescriptions under the supervision of a pharmacist.

Pharmacy Technician curriculums will cover topics such as;

  • Clinical Governance
  • Immunology prescriptions
  • Invoicing
  • Patient Consultation skills
  • Pharmaceutical Calculations
  • Prescription assembly
  • Procurement and
  • Reception duties
  • Verifying patient information

Reasons to enrol on this course

  • An ideal way to enter the medical field without having to enrol on lengthy courses.
  • You can end up working in a variety of healthcare settings.
  • Can lead to a rewarding and fulfilling career.

Facts about Florida

Capital:                   Tallahassee

Population:             19 million (it is the 4th most populous state in America).

Size                       58,560 Square Miles

GDP:                      734.5 billion USD

  • Florida became the 27th State of America when it joined in 1845.
  • It is also known as the Sunshine State.
  • 87.3 million tourists visited the state in 2011.
  • Florida has more than 11,000 miles of waterways, rivers and streams.

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