States vary in the requirements and roles of pharmacy technicians. In Entry-level practice requirements of pharmacy technicians across the United States: A review, Ashlee N. Mattingly, Pharm. D. provides a review of statutes and regulations to determine entry-level requirements as of March, 2017, in the United States and the District of Columbia.
Check with the state board of pharmacy regarding:
- Differentiations between certified and non-certified technicians and their roles
- Differentiations between technician and “clerk” or other pharmacy assistant role
- Pharmacist to technician/certified technician ratio
- How the pharmacist/technician ratio is affected by students, volunteers, and pharmacy residents