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Cherry Health stands as your ultimate guide in the healthcare realm, especially for aspiring and practicing pharmacy assistants, offering insights into various facets of the profession. Whether you're searching for pharmacy assistant jobs, exploring the career pathway to becoming a pharmacy assistant, or curious about the roles and typical salaries of pharmacy assistants, we have the information you need.

We also provide detailed information on the prerequisites for entering this dynamic field, and numerous job opportunities. Keep reading to dive deeper into the world of psychology and discover what it takes to succeed in this rewarding career.

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How much do pharmacy assistants make?

In Canada, the typical salary for a pharmacy assistant is $42,164 annually or $21 per hour. Taking into account the variations across different provinces, these salaries can fluctuate. In Ontario, pharmacy assistants earn an average of $19 per hour, while in Alberta, the rate is $20 per hour. The average in British Columbia is $21 per hour, and in Quebec, it is $20 per hour. Entry-level positions start at $34,125 annually in Canada, with the most experienced workers earning up to $47,278 per year.

How to become a pharmacy assistant

Typically, becoming a pharmacy assistant involves completing a college program in 'Pharmacy Assistance', which can last between six to twelve months, or finishing secondary school coupled with a few months of practical on-the-job training. For those aiming to become pharmacy technical assistants, a more extensive education is often required, with programs lasting up to two years in 'Pharmacy Technical Assistance' at a vocational school.

Connect with other pharmacy assistants within the Cherry Health network

The Cherry Health platform offers pharmacy assistants a chance to engage with industry peers. By attending networking events, participating in virtual meetups, communicating with potential employers and future colleagues, and keeping abreast of industry trends, you can expand your professional network and advance your career in healthcare. Sign up for your no-cost account now to explore these opportunities and grow professionally. Start connecting here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do pharmacy assistants do?

Pharmacy assistants are essential in healthcare, playing a critical role in medication preparation and patient care. They work alongside pharmacists and technicians, handling tasks from packaging medications to maintaining stock levels and processing orders. Their work ensures the accurate and safe delivery of medications to patients. With duties that can vary by facility, pharmacy assistants might work various shifts and perform physical tasks.

What are pharmacy assistants job requirements?

In addition to completing secondary education for pharmacy assistant certification, essential soft skills for pharmacy assistants include responsibility, attention to detail, an interest in health and wellness, and strong capabilities in communication and customer service. Proficiency in information technology and manual skills are also critical. These skills collectively ensure that pharmacy assistants can effectively contribute to patient care and the smooth operation of a pharmacy.

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