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Pharmacy Technician Working Conditions



Pharmacy technicians held about 372,500 jobs in 2014. The industries that employed the most pharmacy technicians were as follows:

  • Pharmacies and drug stores: 52%
  • General medical and surgical hospitals; private: 13%
  • Other general merchandise stores: 7%
  • Grocery stores: 7%
  • Department stores: 4%

Pharmacies may be open at all hours. Therefore, pharmacy technicians may have to work nights or weekends. Although most pharmacy technicians work full time, many work part time.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition


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