If you are looking for an entry-level job with growth potential then becoming a pharmacy technician may be for you! Pharmacy techs work in all AHS PharmStat Pharmacy Technicianareas of the health care field. From drugstores to supermarkets they are hired to help pharmacists prepare and dispense prescription medications. Another part of their job is to provide customer service. You are essentially the face of the pharmacy and help keep the place running smoothly and efficiently. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that more than 285,000 professional pharmacy technicians currently work full- or part-time. The field is expected to grow far faster than the national average, and those just entering the field should enjoy excellent job prospects. This career path will ensure you to receive a wide range of responsibilities, a variety of different working environments, high income potential, entry-level qualifications, and promising job prospects. Again, according to the BLS, employment opportunities for pharmacy technicians are expected to be far better than average in the years ahead. On a national level, employment for pharmacy technicians is expected to have increased 32 percent between 2006 and 2016, according to the BLS. Projected statewide 2006-2016 growth projections in the pharmacy technician field currently ranges from a low of 12% in New York state to a high of 57% in Arizona and Tennessee. If you are interested in learning more about this career path or applying for an open position, please contact AHS Staffing today!