Pharmacy Technicians

(NOC 3219)

Career Description

Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists in measuring, maintaining, and dispensing prescription pharmaceuticals.

Duties May Include

  • Assist pharmacists to maintain inventories of medications and prescription records of pharmaceutical products
  • Ensure the information on prescriptions is accurate
  • Enter client information in databases and prepare medications for clients
  • Compound oral solutions, ointments and creams
  • Bill third party insurers
  • May help with scheduling and workflow.

Examples of Titles

Pharmacy Technician

Where They Work

Pharmacy technicians are employed in retail and hospital pharmacies, long-term care facilities and by pharmaceutical manufacturers.


Typically 9-5, five days a week.

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Pharmacy Technician Diploma; Co-op
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Pharmacy Technician Diploma; Online
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Red Deer College
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Pharmacy Technician Diploma
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Bow Valley College
Calgary, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Pharmacy Technician Diploma Diploma; University Transfer
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Modified on December 06, 2019