As the number of middle-aged and elderly people increases in the United States, so does the expected demand for skilled pharmacy technicians.(1) Pharmacy Technician diploma students have the opportunity to learn the basics of drug interactions, medical abbreviations, and dealing with patients. Training also includes a background in anatomy and physiology, and courses in first aid, career development, and computers, as well as pharmacy law and ethics.
Pharmacy Technician job duties and responsibilities. By enrolling in our Pharmacy Technician Diploma Program(4), you can develop relevant job skills and learn from industry experienced pharmacy technicians.
The program takes as few as eight months to complete, and after earning a pharmacy technician diploma, you may qualify to work as an entry-level technician in the field of pharmacy.(2)(3)
What do Pharmacy Technicians do?
Pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of licensed pharmacists in many different types of retail locations, as well as hospitals. The scope of work for pharmacy technicians is constantly increasing. They mix and measure medication, maintain patient profiles, and handle insurance claims as well as receive prescriptions and take inventory.(2)
But maybe the most important part of a pharmacy technician’s job is helping patients. As a Remington College instructor puts it in our video, pharmacy technicians have “a direct link to making someone well.”
(2) Employment not guaranteed for students or graduates. Additional requirements for licensure and/or certification may be required.
(3) Program completion times may vary based on individual performance/circumstances as well as the program selected. At Remington College – Columbia Campus the Pharmacy Technician Diploma program can be completed in as few as 9 months.
(4) For Disclosures of Tuition Costs, On Time Graduation Rates, Median Loan Debt, Placement Rates and Occupational Information, go to www.remingtoncollege.edu/PT-disclosures.
* Remington College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and other school administered programs.