Our certified Pharmacy Technician program prepares you to enter the Pharmacy field with confidence thanks to being trained in the classroom, and being prepared in Medical Career Academy’s clinical lab.
About the Program
Our course completely prepares you to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Boards, the PTCB exam. Passing this exam will qualify you to be certified nationally. Numerous states are now requiring PTCB certification to work as a Pharmacy Technician.
Medical Career Academy‘s classes are conducted 2 days per week for 16 consecutive weeks, and they will teach you how to help prepare and give out prescription medication in order to assist your future employer’s pharmacist. Some of the skills learned in this class are: how to help mix medicines, count pills, measure medication, and how to label and give instructions for medicine.
Our Classroom Experience
Our Students will enjoy a multi-faceted exposure to being a Pharmacy Tech, both in theory hours and in lab skill classes. You will be able to handle real, exact Pharmacy equipment and supplies during each lab skill session. You will learn the best techniques and procedures as you practice with, both, fellow students and with lab assimilation equipment.
Reasons Why You Should Become a Pharmacy Technician
The demand for Pharmacy Technicians continues to grow each year. This high demand is a direct result of many factors including: the constant availability of new drugs, the aging population, and the ongoing shortage of registered pharmacists in the United States.
Pharmacy Technicians work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other healthcare settings.
To meet our nations growing demand for pharmacy technicians, it is expected that 400,000 pharmacy technicians will be employed by 2020.
Some Career Stats:
The average annual salary for a pharmacy technician in 2019 was $33,950, and the projected growth for this field is 7 percent, with 31,500 new jobs to be filled through 2029, which is faster than the average growth rate for all other jobs.
Learn more career statistics about the benefits of becoming a Pharmacy Tech here:
Bureau of Labor Statistics
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