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Pharmacy Technicians

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Depending on where they are employed, technicians may direct or instruct newer pharmacy technicians, make schedules, or move to purchasing or computer work. Some hospitals have a variety of tech designations, based on experience and responsibility, with a corresponding increase in pay. More opportunities for advancement exist in the federal government, such as with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. With the relatively limited advancement opportunities for retail technicians, some pharmacy techs return to school to pursue a degree in pharmacy.

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