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Pharmacy Technicians

Employment Prospects


There are approximately 420,400 pharmacy technicians employed in the United States. Most opportunities for pharmacy technicians are in retail. An externship provides a suitable way to segue into this position. Technicians also work in hospitals and long-term care facilities as well as in clinics at military bases, prisons, and colleges. Technicians are also finding work with home health care agencies, mail-order and Internet pharmacies, and with the federal government.

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