Pharmacy Technician Professional
What Does A Pharmacy Technician Professional Do?
Pharmacy Technicians work with pharmacists to assist patients in obtaining their proper medications. It is their responsibility to provide safe and effective patient care.
Pharmacy technicians give quality care to patients by filling prescriptions, measuring medication, and dispensing the required dosage to patients. They can also help with billing, patient record-keeping, and keep track of medication inventory.
Where Does A Pharmacy Technician Work?
Training Materials Provided
Between 2020-2030, the job market for Pharmacy Technicians is estimated to increase by 4%, with approximately 31,700 job openings projected annually, reports the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
In 2020, the median annual wage for pharmacy technicians was $35,100, according to the BLS. Hospitals, drug stores, and pharmacies were the top locations Pharmacy Technicians worked.
Upon completion of this Pharmacy Technician program you’ll learn a number of skills, including how to:
- Accurately count, weigh, pour and mix medications
- Prepare accurate prescription labels and package prescriptions
Prepare and process insurance claim forms and manage inventory
Establish and maintain patient profiles as well as computerized patient records
Receive and process prescription requests from patients and those sent electronically from doctors’ offices
COURSES - 25 WEEKS
Professionalism in Allied Health
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology
Pharmacy Technician Principles and Practices ASHP
Pharmacy Technician Externship
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN JOB POSSIBILITIES
$19,000 – $49,000
$21,000 – $95,000
$24,000 – $55,000
The certified Pharmacy Technician training program will teach you all the skills you need to gain the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPT) certification through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
Certified Pharmacy Technician
The Pharmacy Technician certification exam provides the opportunity to work in a pharmacy setting and receive requests for prescriptions from doctor’s offices and patients.
PLEASE NOTE: Students residing in the state of Washington – this program is NOT approved for the long-term licensing of Pharmacy Technicians. The WA Board of Pharmacy has additional requirements if the student plans to permanently reside in Washington. If a student is living in WA short-term (less than 2-years) they can obtain a temporary license.
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN PAYMENT OPTIONS
In addition to the following payment options, we offer special corporate volume pricing. Visit the Corporate page for details.
Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option.
Apply for PayPal Credit and pay zero interest if your balance is paid in full within 6-months. Complete a quick application and you’ll receive a credit decision within seconds.
Pay for your training with an education loan through Meritize.
Complete the course registration process to reserve your seat using one of these options.
Many employers have education programs or will pay for continued education! Select “Corporate Invoice” if you need an invoice to process payment through company training tuition assistance/reimbursement plans.
DO YOU NEED HELP PAYING FOR YOUR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM?
Many employers offer education assistance programs. Download the brochures to show your employer the benefit of upskilling their employees.
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Program & Tuition Cost
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Up to $750
Job Ready In
Set class schedule
None: 100% online
Personal Advisors: text, call and email access
Professors: scheduled office hours
Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers
Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
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Pharmacy Technicians should be skilled in technical aspects of the job such as basic pharmacology, as well as possess strong organizational skills, attention to detail and communication skills.
Most Pharmacy Technicians work full time and work hours can exceed 40 hours per week. As some pharmacies are open 24/7, it’s not uncommon for Pharmacy Technicians to work overnights and weekends.
Some of the benefits that come with working as a Pharmacy Technician include job stability, flexible work schedule and the opportunity to advance into other healthcare-related fields.
Pharmacy Technicians work under the direction of a pharmacist. Pharmacy Technicians take orders from patients, fill prescriptions and have these verified by the pharmacist before issuing them to the patient. Other differences include certification requirements and pay rates.
The exam is only required once; however, to maintain the certification the Pharmacy Technician must obtain 20 hours of continuing education over a two year period. Numerous companies and organizations offer continuing education. If you let the 20 hour continuing education requirement pass, you’ll have to retake the exam.
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