Pharmacy

Pharmacist

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Average Salary: 
$112,000
Length of Education: 
6 years
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Pharmacists must have an advanced Doctor of Pharmacy degree, and are responsible for filling prescriptions; ensuring medications do not conflict with each other, and provide advice to patients and doctors about possible side effects and alternative therapies.

Pharmacists can work in out-patient pharmacies filling prescriptions, or in hospitals working closely with other professionals to guide the care of very sick patients. Pharmacists also counsel patients on medical devices and equipment that may improve their quality of life.

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Pharmacy Technician

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Average Salary: 
$28,000
Length of Education: 
1 year
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Pharmacy Technicians – or pharmacy techs – assist licensed pharmacists dispense prescription medication.

Most Pharmacy technicians work in pharmacies you can find grocery or drug stories or in hospitals. They are responsible for working with customers to record information, count and measure medications, and package and label prescriptions.

Pharmacy technicians are also responsible for answering calls from customers and interacting with visitors. Becoming a pharmacy technician requires a high-school diploma and additional training or an associate degree.

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