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Pharmacy Specialist

Career Description

As a Pharmacy Specialist, you'll play a vital role in keeping the men, women and families of the Air Force healthy. You'll work with a pharmacist to fill orders for medicines, as well as use formulas to make special drugs. Everyone in the Air Force has an important job to do, and doing yours to perfection will help keep everyone else healthy and working at their peak.

Career Tasks

  • Interpret, fill and dispense prescriptions for patients
  • Interpret drug orders for hospitalized patients and prepare doses to be given within the hospital
  • Perform mathematical calculations to determine the amount of ingredients needed to compound drugs in forms not available from manufacturers
  • Safeguard chemicals, drugs and mild narcotics

Relevant Interests & Skills

You might like this career if you have interests in these areas:

  • Health and Medicine
  • Natural Science
  • Computers and Computer Science
  • Business, Operations and Administration


After eight and a half weeks of Basic Military Training, every Airman goes to technical training to learn their career. Here's the basic information about Pharmacy Specialist technical training:

School location: Fort Sam Houston [TX]

Length of course: 62 days

College degree earned: Pharmacy Technology

College credits earned: 30