Pharmacy technicians held about 372,500 jobs in 2014. The industries that employed the most pharmacy technicians were as follows:
Pharmacies and drug stores
General medical and surgical hospitals; private
Other general merchandise stores
Pharmacy technicians work primarily in pharmacies, including those found in grocery and drug stores. Some technicians work in hospitals or other healthcare facilities. Pharmacy technicians spend most of the workday on their feet.
Most pharmacy technicians work full time. Pharmacies may be open at all hours. Therefore, pharmacy technicians may have to work nights or weekends.