The role of a pharmacy technician is to assist the pharmacist in virtually all areas of his or her business. Providing patients with their prescriptions and advising pharmacy shoppers with over-the-counter medication make up a large portion of a pharmacy technician’s job. When working with medicine, a technician might need to share information or otherwise communicate with any number of health care professionals, both inside and outside of the pharmacy.
Pharmacy technicians may additionally find themselves responsible for the management of medicine supplies, such as the pharmacy dispensary. A pharmacy technician who has gained adequate experience can take on additional administrative duties, including the management of other pharmacy staff members.