How To Become A Pharmacy Technician

It's the ideal time to learn how to become a pharmacy technician. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment of pharmacy technicians will grow 9% through 2024, fueled in part by the increasing age of the general population and the introduction of new medications.

Job prospects should be excellent for pharmacy tech careers with formal training and certification. Our comprehensive program will show you how to become a pharmacy technician beginning with pharmacy practice skills, followed by on-the-job training in a supervised externship with a local pharmacy. You'll then receive certification-prep materials and your certification exam – all included in your tuition.

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  • The U.S. Department of Labor predicts employment of pharmacy technicians will grow 9% through 2024.

For more information on salary expectations and prospects for employment in local, state, or national markets, The Occupational Outlook Handbook for Pharmacy Technicians is a good resource.

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

Illicit drug use, criminal background checks, and immunization status may prevent future employment as a pharmacy technician. Employers and State Boards of Pharmacy have regulations about drug use and criminal backgrounds.

Advance your education by enrolling in the Pharmacy Technician program. Call 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online today.

SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Pharmacy Technician (April 1, 2016).