Link to Kirkwood Community College

Career opportunities:

  • Medical clinic pharmacies
  • Hospital pharmacies
  • Home health agencies
  • Retail pharmacies

Personal characteristics:
Attention to detail and conscientiousness are essential as well as the ability to function as a member of a health care team in a variety of settings. The pharmacy technician often is required to work quickly and efficiently under the direct supervision of the pharmacist. The position may require standing on one's feet for extended time periods.

For more information on this career:
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
Iowa Board of Pharmacy Examiners
Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians