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Pharmacy Specialist Details


OVERVIEW
The pharmacy specialist is primarily responsible for preparing and dispensing prescribed drugs and medicines, while also maintaining pharmacy supplies and records.

JOB DUTIES
  • Prepare, control and issue pharmaceutical products
  • Evaluate orders to verify dosage, dosage regimen and quantity to be dispensed
  • Provide instructions to patients regarding medication consumption and side effects
  • Perform quality control checks on medications


TRAINING
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 22 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice in pharmaceutical tasks.

Advanced Individual Training: 22 weeks at Fort Sam Houston, TX

Some of the skills you'll learn are:
  • Pharmacy laws and regulations
  • Drug types and uses
  • Mixing and dispensing drugs


HELPFUL SKILLS
  • Interest in mathematics, chemistry, biology, physiology and anatomy
  • Experience with precise measurements and standards
  • Ability to follow strict procedures and directions


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Skilled Technical (ST): 95

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a future as a pharmacy helper at pharmacies, drug stores, hospitals or clinics.

With additional study and the completion of a written exam, you may qualify for certification as a pharmacy technician.