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Pennsylvania Pharmacy Technician Schools

Pharmacy Technician Registration

Not Required

Pharmacy Technician Training

Not Required

Pharmacy Technician Certification

Not Required

Pharmacy Technician Protocol

  • Pharmacy technician: An unlicensed person working in a pharmacy to assist a pharmacist in the practice of pharmacy.
  • The pharmacist manager shall create and maintain a written protocol for each pharmacy technician employed in the pharmacy. The protocol shall specify each duty which the pharmacy technician may perform. The pharmacist manager and the pharmacy technician shall date and sign the protocol and each amendment to the protocol. The pharmacist manager shall make the protocol available to agents of the Board upon demand.

Pharmacy Technician Duties

  1. Carry containers of drugs in and around the pharmacy.
  2. Count pills, tablets and capsules and put them in a container.
  3. Type or print, or both, labels.
  4. Maintain records which are related to the practice of pharmacy.
  5. Assist the pharmacist in preparing and reconstituting parenteral products and other medications. After the parenteral product or other medication has been prepared, the supervising pharmacist shall initial the label of the product or medication to document his final inspection and to accept total responsibility for its preparation.
  6. Enter prescription, drug order or patient information in a patient profile.

Pennsylvania Pharmacy Technician Salary*

*From Bureau of Labor Statistics - May 2011
  • Hourly Average Salary: $13.80
  • Annual Average Salary: $28,710
  • Employment: 13,840

Pennsylvania Board of Pharmacy

  • Mission Statement:
    The State Board of Pharmacy regulates the practice of pharmacy in Pennsylvania. The Board registers pharmacy interns and licenses pharmacists and pharmacies. The Board is charged with passing upon initial qualifications for licensure and with imposing sanctions against persons and businesses who violate the Pharmacy Act. The Board's regulations govern practice standards; drug storage; security and dispensing requirements; facility requirements; licensure requirements; internships; and continuing education.
  • Pennsylvania Board of Pharmacy
  • Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs
  • One Penn Center
  • 2601 North 3rd Street
  • Harrisburg, PA 17110
  • Phone: 717.783.7156
  • Fax: 717.787.7769
  • Pennsylvania Board of Pharmacy
  • Pennsylvania Board of Pharmacy

Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association

  • The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association is a professional membership society of registered pharmacists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and others who reside, work, attend college, or are interested in pharmacy in Pennsylvania.
  • Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Mission:
    The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association promotes the pharmacy profession through advocacy, education, and communication to enhance patient care and public health.

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