Join Henry Ford Health’s Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship Program

A great pathway into a bright future in healthcare.

Wondering what pharmacy technicians do — and want to become one? Enroll in Henry Ford Health’s pharmacy technician apprenticeship, and upon completion, work as a pharmacy technician here at Henry Ford Health. It’s a great field to be in: The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that pharmacy technician employment will grow 12% within the next few years.

What does a pharmacy technician do?

Pharmacy technicians assist licensed pharmacists with preparing and distributing prescription medications. They help to:

  • Fill orders for patients and ensure they are delivered to the right hospital units.
  • Compound solutions, suspensions, creams, ointments, elixirs, capsules, tablets and suppositories. This involves weighing the ingredients and mixing them appropriately.
  • Package and label compounded drugs.
  • Deliver medicines to nursing units (for those who work as an inpatient pharmacy technician).
  • Distribute prescriptions to customers (for those who work as an outpatient pharmacy technician).

As an entry-level role, pharmacy technician wages begin at approximately $17 per hour. This is a skill set that creates many opportunities within the pharmaceutical field.

How does Henry Ford Health’s pharmacy technician apprenticeship work?

  • The pharmacy technician apprenticeship is a paid, 12-month program.
  • Apprentices will work 36 – 40 hours per week in one of our inpatient, outpatient or retail pharmacies, while completing the required online learning training videos.
  • While the online learning videos are self-paced, you will have a minimum number you’re required to complete each week. Live, one-on-one mentoring will be available Monday to Thursday from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm and Friday from 8:30 am -- 5 pm for program video support.
  • When your program is complete, you are required to successfully pass the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. The cost of the exam will be covered for you.
  • We will provide an onsite pharmacy technician coordinator to assist with courses and exam prep, and we will provide exam preparation guides to help you prepare for your exam.
  • You can also participate in one-on-one exam preparation sessions with your training manager to ensure your success.
  • You must remain employed at Henry Ford Health for at least one year after completion of the apprenticeship program.

What are the requirements to enroll in the pharmacy technician apprenticeship program?

  • Possess a high school diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Complete online screening assessment
  • If you are currently an employee at Henry Ford Health, you must have a minimum of six months in your current position and no active corrective action
  • Interview with our Talent Selection Specialist and Hiring Managers
  • Apply for temporary pharmacy technician license
  • Complete a background check by the State of Michigan
  • Have fingerprinting completed by the State of Michigan

How do I apply?

  1. Submit your resume to the Henry Ford Health pharmacy technician apprenticeship position on
  2. Be sure to attach references or recommendation letters to your application.
  3. Candidates may be contacted by email or phone to schedule an interview. If accepted, you will receive a conditional offer of employment from Henry Ford Health.
Information for Applicants
Interested in applying to one of our programs, call (800) 436-7936.

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