Introduction to the Pharmacy Management Associate in Science Degree (AS) Program

The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Pharmacy Management expands on the curriculum of the Pharmacy Technician Applied Technology Diploma to prepare students for careers as Pharmacy Technician Specialists. Students can enroll directly into the A.S. degree program or transition from the Pharmacy Technician ATD program.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates earn an Associate in Science degree and are equipped to assume entry-level management responsibilities in a pharmacy. Graduates are prepared for employment in hospitals, long term care facilities, retail stores, drug manufacturing companies, wholesale drug houses and health maintenance organizations.

Is This For You?

People who enter this career are very organized and enjoyed hands-on work. They also enjoy working as a part of a team.

Beyond Graduation . . .

Pharmacy Management graduates work as a Pharmacy Technician and assume entry-level management responsibilities in a pharmacy. Pharmacy Technicians are required to obtain a State of Florida registration and encouraged to take a national
certification exam. Registration and certification requirements vary by state.

Related Career Opportunities

Primary Employers

Graduates of the Pharmacy Management program work as Lead Pharmacy Technicians in hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and grocery stores.

Occupations

Pharmacy Technicians

Work under the supervision and direction of a registered pharmacist. They must maintain good organizational skills in an environment where keeping things neat and organized is essential for patient safety. Technicians receive and store incoming supplies, and maintain proper storage and security conditions for drugs. They answer telephones, responding to questions or requests, and help customers by answering simple questions or referring them to the pharmacist. They receive written prescription or refill requests and verify the information. They file prescriptions that have been filled and establish and maintain patient profiles, including lists of medications taken by individual patients. In institutional settings, responsibilities can also compounding medications, compounding intravenous fluids for injection, and specialized patient treatments under the direct supervision of a pharmacist. Pharmacy technicians can also assist the pharmacist by reviewing current medications with patients and clarifying how the patients are taking medications at home to streamline the pharmacist’s consultation with the patient.

Medical and Health Services Manager
Plans, directs or coordinates medicine and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations



Employment Trends

For more information regarding first-year earnings for degree completers and student debt accumulation download or view the Economic Security Report of Employment and Earning Outcomes Click Here, published by the Department of Economic Opportunity.

Escambia/Santa Rosa Counties
Occupation
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
2015 Cur. Openings
2621
2023 Prj. Openings
2758
Est. Annual Openings
73.8
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$37,960.03
Occupation
Pharmacy Technicians
2015 Cur. Openings
530
2023 Prj. Openings
601
Est. Annual Openings
13.9
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$28,428.31
Okaloosa / Walton Counties
Occupation
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
2015 Cur. Openings
2024
2023 Prj. Openings
2143
Est. Annual Openings
58.6
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$38,669.17
Occupation
Pharmacy Technicians
2015 Cur. Openings
215
2023 Prj. Openings
240
Est. Annual Openings
5.1
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$29,304.31
All Florida Counties
Occupation
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
2015 Cur. Openings
115714
2023 Prj. Openings
124762
Est. Annual Openings
3632.8
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$39,837.18
Occupation
Pharmacy Technicians
2015 Cur. Openings
26046
2023 Prj. Openings
30564
Est. Annual Openings
809.9
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$28,824.60


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