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Pharmacy Technician Careers at Publix



Did you ever think that you could start a career in healthcare at Publix?  Well, you can!  We have over 980 pharmacies and we just keep growing!  One of our greatest needs is for Pharmacy Technicians, who serve an integral role in helping Publix customers get well and stay well.

The US Department of Labor says the need for Pharmacy Technicians will grow 32% over the next seven years, making it one of the fastest-growing professions.  Many of our pharmacists today started as technicians, working at Publix during their college years and then becoming a Publix Pharmacist upon graduation and licensing!

Our Pharmacy Technicians must be at least 18 years old and enjoy delivering premier customer service.  You also must satisfy state requirements for this position.  Each state has its own requirements on registration, licensing and certification. Click to find out more about those requirements.

A Publix Pharmacy Technician must  deliver friendly, courteous service to many patients throughout the day.  Your job would include interpreting prescriptions provided to a customer by a doctor.  That includes simple math calculations.

With today’s technology, all of the prescriptions we receive must be entered into our computer system, so attention to detail is vital for Pharmacy Technicians.  Your listening skills are also important as well as being able to follow instructions carefully.

At Publix, we value pharmacy technicians who have experience; but we hire some who want to learn the position.  We provide hands-on training for all new hires, whether they have ever worked in a pharmacy or not.   Some of our technicians work full time schedules, but many work part-time.

Like other jobs in our stores, Pharmacy Technicians are on their feet most of the time, so comfortable shoes are ideal!

A day in a Publix Pharmacy is really busy!   You are the face of our Pharmacy, greeting patients and working alongside a Pharmacist to help them fill prescriptions or find over-the-counter medications.

Because this job has such an impact on the health and wellness of others, you must be able to comply with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations, as well as Publix’s policies.  Our Pharmacy Technicians also order and receive prescription drugs and supplies, ensure our product is rotated, within date, and properly displayed on shelves, count, label, and bag prescription drugs and supplies.  You will also become familiar with insurance processing in order to properly bill for customer medications.

Learn more about a Publix Pharmacy Technician career or head over to our Critical Openings page to discover if there are Pharmacy Technician Job Openings in an area near you. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below.

18 Responses

  1. supershopper123 April 7, 2014 at 5:58 pm #

    I am interested in a pharmacy technician position at Publix. I am nationally certified and received a degree in applied science at a technical school.
    I am 54 years old and would really appreciate some advice as to what course of action to take. Would it be preferable to apply for a cashier position and a pharmacy technician position or just the pharmacy technician position?
    I do have a lot of retail experience and thought maybe since there are more cashier jobs, I might have a better chance if I went this route and then after an appropriate period of time, transfer to the pharmacy.
    Any help and advice would be sincerely appreciated.

    • sherrigordon
      sherrigordon April 8, 2014 at 11:57 am #

      Hi Paula!
      We greatly accept applications from nationally certified pharmacy technicians! If you apply to a Publix location and are selected as a Pharmacy Technician, we provide hands on Publix Pharmacy specific training. Our training encompasses the requirements set forth by the State of Florida. As someone looking to work for Publix, starting out even as a cashier, would be a worthwhile venture, if there are no pharmacy technician positions available. Once you establish a work history with Publix, you may then explore opportunities within that store or market, which would include an environment in which a Pharmacy operates. May I suggest you apply at your local Publix and stop by the pharmacy to inquire about open positions they may have in the immediate or near future?
      Kind Regards,

  2. tlund August 1, 2014 at 11:35 am #

    My name is Teresa Lund I live in western North Carolina. I have been in the medical field for years. I am very interested in applying for Pharmacy Tech at the soon to open Asheville,NC store. However I am unsure of the date for applying and where it will be done. I would appreciate any help you could give me.

  3. sghobrial September 11, 2014 at 3:16 pm #

    Hi, my name is Sandi Ghobrial. I am a foreign pharmacy graduate and I passed the US equivalency examination. I got pharmacist intern license issued by the state of florida. I am willing to work as a pharmacy tech, since I didn’t find any intern positions. I would like to know if this is possible and what should I do in order to apply for a tech job. Thanks, have a great day.

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge September 11, 2014 at 4:15 pm #

      Hi Sandi. Please email She should be able to help you.


      • sghobrial September 11, 2014 at 5:02 pm #

        Ok will do, thank you so much, appreciate your help.

        Have a good day.

        • Patti Breckenridge
          Patti Breckenridge September 12, 2014 at 9:56 am #

          You are welcome.


  4. janiekawa October 16, 2014 at 9:42 am #

    I was interested in becoming a pharmacy technician at Publix. I was wondering is there a program that I can enroll in ? If so, may I receive any information.

  5. nelle October 24, 2014 at 4:32 pm #

    I am also interested in working in the Pharmacy Department of the new Publix in North Myrtle Beach, SC. I have been hired and am waiting for orientation in their culinary department. I have worked as a nurse for over 30 years. Please advise. Thank you.

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge November 3, 2014 at 5:43 pm #

      I will forward you information to our Pharmacy Recruiter. Welcome to Publix!


  6. sandl215 November 25, 2014 at 11:44 pm #

    Hi Patti,
    I currently work at Public in Delray Beach and would love an opportunity
    to work in the pharmacy. I think there may be an opening in the Boynton Beach store. Could you confirm if it is still available.

    Also, how do I go about applying. Thank you very much

    Sandra Levy

  7. susannegreen March 25, 2015 at 2:41 pm #

    Hi i really felt very interesting about this article. this is really helpful for all the startup people who are working as Pharmacy Technicians.I hope you will work in future also on this topic and share your information with us.
    Susanne Green
    pharmacy technician degree

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell March 26, 2015 at 2:34 pm #

      Thank you, Susanne, we appreciate your feedback.

  8. thatamosgirl July 19, 2015 at 10:07 pm #

    Hi! I am Jennifer. I am thankful and proud to say I am a Publix Pharmacy Technician. And I want to grow my career with Publix Pharmacy. I am greatly seeking a full-time position for a pharmacy technician. Can someone help me out, please! Thank you for this blog post.

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell July 20, 2015 at 11:08 am #

      Hi Jennifer, thank you for your loyal service to our fine company! I’d suggest you reach out to . She is the recruiter for Pharmacy Tech openings. Best of luck and thanks again!

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