Sunday, April 6, 2008


Are you studying science stream? Ever think of to become a pharmacy technician or x-ray technician?

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I believe most of you know the job description of these two professions. It seems like an easy job, but there is no job is easy in this world! Even if it's easy, you have to 'pay' it in advance to get the easy latter. Same thing goes to occupation! To be a pharmacy technician or x-ray technician, professional certificate, few years study and training program is necessary and needed.

Why am i talking about two medical professions? Here's the interesting part - SALARY!

Pharmacy technician salary - Median hourly earnings of wage and salary pharmacy technicians in 2002 were $10.70. Depending on your work environment, these wages vary. The following are examples of median salaries for pharmacy technicians:

* General medical and surgical hospitals: $12.32
* Grocery stores: $11.34
* Drugs and druggists' sundries merchant wholesalers: $10.60
* Health and personal care stores: $9.70
* Department stores: $9.69

Other factors affecting wage include certification, shift (evening and weekend shifts can increase earnings in some cases), and union membership.

X-ray technician salary
- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the middle 50% of Radiographic Technicians was $32,000 to $46,500 in 2002. The median annual earnings were $40,000, and the top 10% made more than $55,400.

And most importantly, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of x-ray technicians will “grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2012.” They also note that employers have been reporting difficulty in filling their openings for Radiologic Technicians, which indicates that opportunities for securing a position in the field are highly favorable.

Well, i'm not from science stream. If you're from science stream and still struggling in choosing your future career, why not consider of these?


Dalicia said...

i worked as a pharmacy tech in college. actually the job is very easy. wasn't challenging for me

shimumsy said...

i'm interested in pharmacy tech and the job outlook on this course is high.

Lee Chien said...

really? how about the study? i'm very lousy in science thing, hahaha...

hahaha.. ya, the job outlook on this course is high... XD