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As the number of middle-aged and elderly people increases in the United States, so does the expected demand for skilled pharmacy technicians. 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.Call or request information to learn how to you can earn a Pharmacy Technician diploma in as few as 8 months!
By enrolling in our Pharmacy Technician Diploma Program, you can develop relevant job skills and learn from 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)(4)
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.(1)
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.”
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The future is expected to be bright for pharmacy technician graduates. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of pharmacy technicians to grow 31 percent from 2008 through 2018, much faster than the national average.(1)
The Pharmacy Technician Diploma Program at Remington College can help prepare you for an entry-level career as a pharmacy technician with hands-on training and instruction from teachers with real-world experience.(2)
New pharmacy technician graduates are eligible to take exams for certifications that may help get their careers off to a running start.(2) With Remington College’s combination of coursework, hands-on training and practical real-world pharmacy experience, you can receive your diploma in as few as eight months, at one of 13 different locations across the country.(4)
As a student in our Pharmacy Technician diploma program, you will have the opportunity to learn the basics of drug interactions, medical abbreviations, and dealing with patients.
Your pharmacy technician training will include a basic background in anatomy and physiology, and you will have the chance to take courses in first aid, career development, and computers, as well as pharmacy law and ethics. Find out more about our pharmacy technician courses.
During your Remington College pharmacy technician coursework, you’ll also have the opportunity to learn sterilization procedures and pursue National Pharmacy Technician Association’s Sterile Products Certification.
Successful completion of Remington College’s courses in the Pharmacy Technician program also make you eligible to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam for an opportunity to become a certified pharmacy technician.(3)
Remington College's Pharmacy Technician Program is available at these campus locations: Baton Rouge, LA; Cleveland, OH; Columbia, SC; Dallas, TX; Fort Worth, TX; Houston, TX; North Houston (Greenspoint, TX); Lafayette, LA; Little Rock, AR; Memphis, TN and Mobile, AL.
(1) www.bls.gov/oco/ocos325.htm (2) Employment upon graduation not guaranteed.(3) Additional requirements for licensure and/or certification may apply.(4) Program completion times may vary based on individual results/circumstances. At Remington College – Columbia Campus the Pharmacy Technician Diploma program can be completed in as few as 9 months.
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