Pharmacy Technician

About Pharmacy Technicians

Pharmacy Technicians work assisting licensed pharmacist and play an important role in the way pharmacies serve patients with medication needs. To work as a pharmacy technician in Florida, you must pass a State of Florida Board of Pharmacy approved training program like the one offered by Florida Education Institute.

Upon graduation, our school will register you with the Florida Board of Pharmacy so you can then be eligible to work as a Pharmacy Technician.


What do Pharmacy Technicians do?

Pharmacy Technicians perform duties under the direction of a licensed pharmacist and they help pharmacies and pharmaceutical organizations in dispensing medications and other healthcare products that cure illnesses, ease pain, and prolong lives.

Pharmacy Technicians typically do the following:

  • Collect information needed to fill a prescription
  • Measure amounts of medication for prescriptions
  • Dispensing medication
  • Compound or mix some medications
  • Organize inventory
  • Process insurance claims
  • Abide by ethical standards
  • Package and label prescriptions
  • Accept payment for prescriptions
  • Enter customer or patient information into a computer system.
  • Use pharmacy software programsProvide information to customers and health professionals

Is this career for you?

Do you see yourself in a meaningful profession making a difference in people’s health If so, consider becoming a Pharmacy Technician. Can be a rewarding career that provides valuable medication and health care services to patients.

Successful Pharmacy Technician students can be described as:

  • Attention to detail
  • Service oriented (People Person)
  • Active listeners
  • Patience
  • Dedicated to caring for others

Some of the coursework in our program covers:

  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Pharmacology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Pharmaceutical Calculations
  • Drug Classifications
  • Externship

Employment Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 23 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Increased demand for an aging population and demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As their practices expand, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients.

Career opportunities:

Graduates of our Medical Assistant program may qualified for careers with the following employers:

  • Physician’s offices
  • Urgent care facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Most healthcare organizations

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School is excellent in staff support and my professor for Medical Billing & Coding is very knowledgeable. I am enjoying my learning experience at FEI as a second work trade. Staff are eager to help and support and are always smiling. Patricia Diaz

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