What are the job duties of a pharmacy technician?

The job duties of a pharmacy technician are numerous, and they all deal with getting prescriptions filled when they come into the pharmacy. The pharmacy technician works under the direct supervision of a pharmacist. The pharmacy technician will take a prescription from a customer or from a doctor and then proceed to fill the prescription. He will have to count, weigh and mix certain prescriptions depending on what type of medication he is providing. Then he has to choose the appropriate container for the medication and label it appropriately. He will then distribute the medication to the patient and provide her with the proper instructions of use.