Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Interested in health care? Have the drive to help others within your community? Enjoy interacting with people? 

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Pharmacy Technician training area.


On the job, you will ...

  • Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist 
  • Measure, mix, count, label and record amounts and dosages of medications 
  • Fulfill prescription orders 
  • Establish or maintaining patient profiles 
  • Receive written prescriptions or refill requests 
  • Verify patient information is correct and accurate
  • Maintain proper storage and security of drugs 

Some of the career options you will have ...

As a pharmacy technician, you’ll have the skills and credentials to work in community (retail) pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, pharmaceutical production or pharmaceutical industry sales, prisons, and primary care, education, military and veterinary practices.  

The credentials you will earn ...

In the Pharmacy Technician training program, you will earn nationally recognized credentials. 

  • PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) Certificate
  • Immunizer Certificate

Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program. 


What you’ll need to start training ...

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers)
  • Completion of all introductory and career preparation courses
  • Passing scores on all written and performance tests
  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements
  • Have a clean criminal record and pass a background check and drug test
  • Type 25–30 words per minute
* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.
Meet your instructors

Meet your instructors

Traci Tonhofer
Traci Tonhofer has been an instructor at Clearfield Job Corps for five years. Traci has 27 years of professional experience as a pharmacy technician in the retail, long-term care and hospital pharmacy areas. Traci was on the national NHA ExCPT Board for two years and learned state and national regulations. She also has her national pharmacy technician certification and current pharmacy technician license for the state of Utah. 
Carrie Bosch
Carrie Bosch has served as a Pharmacy Technician instructor with Clearfield Job Corps Center since 2016. She is a PTCB-certified and state-licensed pharmacy technician. Carrie’s professional background includes 30 years of pharmacy tech experience in retail, long-term care, patient care and billing management.