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

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How much does a pharmacy technician make?

In Canada, a pharmacy technician typically earns an annual salary of $52,295 or $27 per hour. Starting salaries for entry-level roles in Canada begin at $43,668 annually, with salaries for the most experienced professionals reaching up to $62,522 annually. However, salaries may vary due to provincial differences. In Alberta, the annual average rate is from $20,500 to $48,000 or a hourly wage of $23. Ontario averages at $20 per hour or an annual wage from $20,000 to $47,500. British Columbia has an average salary between $55,000 to $57,000 or an hourly compensation of around $29. The Maritimes averages around $26 hourly, and ranges from $50,000 to $53,000 annually. The Northwest Territories annual salary averages from $50,000 to $56,000 or an hourly rate of $28.

How to register as a pharmacy technician

Registration as a pharmacy technician requires completing a course and securing a certificate or diploma from an Alberta College of Pharmacy (ACP)-accredited program, finishing a structured practical training designed specifically for pharmacy technicians, and successfully passing ACP-sanctioned exams.

Connect with other pharmacy technicians on the Cherry Health network

The Cherry Health platform offers pharmacy technicians a chance to engage with industry peers. By connecting with other optometrists with our in app messaging, interacting with prospective employers and peers, and staying informed on the latest industry trends, you have the chance to broaden your professional connections and propel your career forward in healthcare. Sign up for your no-cost account now to explore these opportunities and grow professionally. Start expanding your network here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are pharmacy technicians job requirements?

In addition to completing pharmacy assistant courses as mentioned above, essential soft skills for pharmacy assistants include attention to detail, reliability, problem solving, effective communication, and organizational skills.

What do pharmacy technicians do?

Pharmacy technicians are responsible for entering new medication orders, adjustments, or refill requests into patient records, as well as dispensing, preparing, and packaging the medications. They also often engage in compounding sterile products and may specialize in preparing items like epidurals, chemotherapy treatments, and drugs for clinical trials.

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