Manipulator in pharmacy laboratory - Salary and Career
Technical in pharmacy and pharmaceutical handling

Manipulator in pharmacy laboratory - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They carry out pharmacotechnical operations, check formulas, perform routine maintenance on equipment, laboratory utensils and raw material labels. They control inventories, perform quality tests on raw materials, equipment and the environment. Document pharmaceutical handling activities and procedures. The activities are carried out in accordance with good handling practices, under the direct supervision of the pharmacist.

How much does an Manipulator in pharmacy laboratory earn

A Manipulator in pharmacy laboratory earns between $1.205 and $4.116 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.885 and a median salary of $1.573 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 2.820 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Manipulator in pharmacy laboratory

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.885 22.625 471 9
1º Quartile 1.205 14.460 301 6
Median Salary 1.573 18.880 393 7
3º Quartile 3.139 37.665 785 15
Higher Salary 4.116 49.387 1.029 19

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the biological, biochemical, health sciences
      • biochemistry and biotechnology technicians
        • technical in pharmacy and pharmaceutical handling

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Main workplaces

Technical in pharmacy and pharmaceutical handling they work in the retail trade - compounding pharmacies - and in the chemical products manufacturing industry as formal employees. They work as a team, with permanent supervision. The work is in person, carried out in a closed environment, during the day.

What does it take to work in the field of Technical in pharmacy and pharmaceutical handling

For the exercise of these occupations, high school education and a basic professional qualification course with more than four hundred class hours are required. The full performance of activities takes between four and five years of professional experience.

Functions and activities of Manipulator in pharmacy laboratory

Technical in pharmacy and pharmaceutical handling must:

  • perform pharmacotechnical operations;
  • perform quality tests;
  • control inventories;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • perform routine maintenance;
  • serving customers;
  • track inventory;
  • check formulas;
  • service customers;
  • work in accordance with good handling and dispensing practices;
  • document activities and procedures;
  • control inventory;
  • serve customers;

  • Activities

    • show concentration;
    • record entry and exit of stocks;
    • disperse components of the manipulation sheet;
    • separate material for disposal;
    • sanitize workplace;
    • suggest consultation with a qualified professional;
    • request preventive and corrective maintenance of equipment;
    • fill containers with purified water;
    • stimulate manipulation sheet components;
    • transmit confidence;
    • assume technical responsibility for the drugstore;
    • meet established deadlines;
    • exhibit manual skill;
    • separating medicines in hospital drugstores;
    • perform pharmacovigilance;
    • use computer resources;
    • control equipment and environment temperature;
    • weigh components of the manipulation sheet;
    • stamp recipe in replacing ethical with generic or similar;
    • apply safety and personal hygiene techniques;
    • exhibit self-discipline;
    • work as a team;
    • check weight and volume of formulas;
    • document the handling process;
    • maintain legibility of raw material labels;
    • show ability to admit mistakes;
    • guiding consumers about the correct use, adverse reactions and conservation of medicines;
    • place orders;
    • solubilize manipulation sheet components;
    • calculate manipulation sheet components;
    • document application of injectables;
    • document medication dispensing;
    • emulsify components of the manipulation sheet;
    • use personal protective equipment (ppe);
    • separate work materials;
    • test the solubility of raw materials;
    • calibrate equipment;
    • grind components of the manipulation sheet;
    • sanitize laboratory equipment and utensils;
    • control storage conditions and expiration dates;
    • interpret manipulation sheet;
    • fraction raw materials;
    • examine organoleptic characteristics;
    • measure ph;
    • replenish raw materials and packaging;
    • filter manipulation sheet components;
    • note air temperature and humidity;
    • check raw material density;
    • suggest generics and similar;
    • spread components of the manipulation sheet;
    • check quantity of formulated units;
    • inspect formula labeling;
    • label finished formulas;
    • encapsule components of the manipulation sheet;
    • interpret recipes;
    • forward contaminated material for disposal;
    • replenish drug inventories;
    • list expired products;
    • register purchase and sale of special control drugs;
    • store raw materials and packaging;
    • demonstrate initiative;
    • exchange products;
    • separate packages from the handling sheet;
    • prepare homeopathic formulations of the manipulation sheet;
    • follow standard operating procedures;
    • package finished formulas;
    • sign daily assistance technical sheet;
    • dispense medication;
    • instill confidence;
    • homogenize manipulation sheet components;
    • demonstrate dynamism;
    • provide proof of ability to calculate;
    • examine average capsule weight;
    • record quality control data;
    • participate in health campaigns;
    • measure melting point;
    • check packages;
    • list routine maintenance;
    • check raw materials;
    • forward expired products to organs competent bodies;
    • work safely;
    • tamise manipulation sheet components;
    • review used packaging;

    Sectors that hire Manipulator in pharmacy laboratory the most in the job market

    • pharmaceuticals retail trade, with formula manipulation
    • hospital care activities
    • health management support activities
    • pharmaceuticals retail trade, without formula handling
    • clinical laboratories
    • temporary labor lease
    • manufacture of allopathic medicines for human use
    • experimental research and development in physical and natural sciences
    • manufacture of cosmetics, perfumery and personal hygiene products
    • higher education - undergraduate and postgraduate

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