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Navarro ISD Career and Technical Education

Pharmacy Technician

Program of Study

  • Benefit: Contributor to the healthcare system

  • Learn: Prescription processing, drug interactions, inventory management, and medication safety, making them integral members of pharmacy teams.

  • Skills: Prepare and dispense prescription medications and learn a deep understanding of pharmaceuticals, medications, and healthcare regulations

  • Careers: Prepares students to work in pharmaceuticals within various healthcare settings, including retail, closed-door, compound, hospital, clinic, and long-term care facility pharmacies, offering a versatile range of career options.

Course Sequence

Level 1 (9th)

Principles of Health Science

Level 2 (10th)

Medical Terminology

Level 3 (11th)

Health Science Theory/Clinical (double-blocked)

Level 4 (12th)

Practicum in Health Science Pharmacy Tech* (double-blocked)

*Industry Certification:

*Texas State Board of Pharmacy (Pharmacy Technician)

Postsecondary Opportunities

Associates Degrees

  • Pharmacy Technology

  • Pharmacy Management

  • Pharmacy or Pre-Pharmacy

Bachelor’s Degrees

  • Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Pre-Pharmacy

  • Chemistry

  • Biochemistry

Master’s, Doctoral, and Professional Degrees

  • Pharmacy/Pharmacist (Doctor)

Aligned Occupations

Occupations

Median Wage

Annual Openings

% Growth

Pharmacy Technician

$29,080

3,990

17%

Pharmacy Technician Level II

$37,790

3,425

20%

Pharmacy Technician Level II

$44,987

2,226

24%

Pharmacist

$153,713

1,353

15%