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Pharmacy Specialist - 68Q

  • Active/Reserve:Both
  • Officer/Enlisted:Enlisted
  • Restrictions:None


The pharmacy specialist is primarily responsible for preparing and dispensing prescribed drugs and medicines, while also maintaining pharmacy supplies and records.

Job Duties

  • Prepare, control and issue pharmaceutical products
  • Evaluate orders to verify dosage, dosage regimen and quantity to be dispensed
  • Provide instructions to patients regarding medication consumption and side effects
  • Perform quality control checks on medications
  • Requirements

  • Not Applicable
  • Training

    Job training for a pharmacy specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 23 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice in pharmaceutical tasks.Some of the skills you'll learn are:

  • Pharmacy laws and regulations
  • Drug types and uses
  • Mixing and dispensing drugs
  • Helpful Skills

  • Interest in mathematics, chemistry, biology, physiology and anatomy
  • Experience with precise measurements and standards
  • Ability to follow strict procedures and directions

    The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is an examination that is administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command. It is used to determine qualification and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.

  • Skilled Technical (ST): 95
  • Compensation

  • Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.

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