The job of a pharmacist and a pharmacy technician are very different and yet both are part of the pharmacy field. Both the pharmacist and the pharmacy technician work together to meet the health needs of patients but their roles are very distinct.  Reading the infographic below will give you an overview of what makes these two jobs so different.

pharmacistPharmacists need to earn a 4-year college degree in Pharmacy. For someone who would like to enter the pharmacy field but is not inclined to join a 4-year degree program, pharmacy technician training could be a better fit for your career path. Pharmacy technician training requires only 3 months and can be completed through online training programs like the one CareerStep offers. As you can see from the above infographic, the job outlook for pharmacy technicians is growing steadily. And you can work your way up to higher positions on the administrative ladder.

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