If you’re interested in a career in the pharmaceutical industry, our program is a great place to start. We offer stackable certificates and degrees to help you move up the skills ladder at your own pace. Start training for success today.

Pharmacy Technician

Is This Program Right for Me?

The program offers a Skills Certificate, a Professional Certificate and an AAS degree. The Skills Certificate will prepare you to take the Pharmacy Technician Certificate Board Examination to achieve CPhT designation. The CPhT is a nationally recognized certification and is required in some states.

The Professional Certificate and AAS degree include additional courses. You can complete one certificate and enter the workforce, and then continue your education and boost your employability when you’re ready.

Pharmacy technicians do much of the routine day-to-day work in a pharmacy. Typical responsibilities include taking incoming prescription requests, filling prescriptions, explaining the proper use of medications to customers, and filling out paperwork. Common skills and abilities needed include concern for others; written, oral and reading comprehension skills; excellent near vision and attention to detail; problem-solving skills; active listening skills; and the ability to assess and prioritize work.

Occupational Outlook

Job opportunities are projected to increase faster than the average for all occupations due to increased demand for prescription medications. Jobs are available in hospital, clinic, long-term care, and home health care pharmacies; retail pharmacies; and mail-order prescription pharmacies. Salaries range from $20,700 to $26,800.

Data Sources – The website mynextmove.org, which is developed and maintained by the National Center for O*NET Development, under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, and the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC).

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