Climbing the ladder: Pharmacy technicians in high demand in San Angelo

Pharmacy technicians are in high demand in Tom Green County, TX. Doug Chadwick, general manager of Myers Drug in San Angelo, the county seat of Tom Green, says he needs pharmacy technicians, and other pharmacies in town have said they are in need as well. When he is able to find a tech to hire, Chadwick notes that about 60% study on their own.

Pharmacy technicians are in high demand in Tom Green County, TX. Doug Chadwick, general manager of Myers Drug in San Angelo, the county seat of Tom Green, says he needs pharmacy technicians, and other pharmacies in town have said they are in need as well. When he is able to find a tech to hire, Chadwick notes that about 60% study on their own. The remainder take a prep class at Howard College that focuses on topics covered by the certification exam, such as percentages, ratios and proportions, solving dosage problems, and I.V. flow rates. According to CareerOneStop.org, the median wage of a pharmacy tech in San Angelo is $15.50 an hour, or $8.25 per hour higher than minimum wage.