If you have ever had any interest in working in healthcare, you may want to take a hard look at enrolling in our Pharmacy Technician program. Pennco Tech offers programs in Bucks County, PA and Camden County, NJ to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in your new career.
In our Pharmacy Technician program, you will learn to meet the highest standards of professionalism, confidentiality, and ethics. The program is designed to help you develop a broad understanding of medical and pharmaceutical terminology, and study the different kinds of effects that medications can have on the human body. Your program will conclude with a professional internship that will prepare you for your certification.
One of the main duties of this profession is helping pharmacists with giving out and dispensing medication. While it might seem easy, being a Pharmacy Technician requires a lot of precision and attention to detail. Responsibilities may also include helping with measuring, mixing, counting, and labeling the dosages of medications.
A pharmacy technician also verifies prescriptions, maintains patient records and insurance information, and makes sure that medications are properly filled within a certain time frame. Pharmacy Technicians mostly work in hospitals, drug stores, and pharmacies, but they can also be found working in department stores and grocery stores.
Benefits of Our Pharmacy Technician Program
There are many benefits to being a Pharmacy Technician. Most report having flexible schedules, and the number of job opportunities is growing tremendously. As the Baby Boomer generation is aging, a greater percentage of the U.S. population is growing old, which means more people who need medications. That means a demand for more pharmacists and more Pharmacy Technicians. Job growth for this job is expected to grow 20% between 2012 and 2022, making it one of the fastest-growing professions in the United States. The unemployment rate is extremely low, at only 2.1%.*
As of 2016, the median salary for a Pharmacy Technician is $30,920 per year. The highest-earning technicians earn $45,710 per year, while the lowest paid earn about $21,370.*
Is Becoming a Pharmacy Technician a Good Fit For Me?
Being a Pharmacy Technician can be an excellent option for someone looking to work in healthcare without performing clinical duties. Pharmacy Technicians do not deal with cleaning up blood, dressing patients, or gruesome injuries. Nonetheless, a Pharmacy Technician’s duties are still very important.
Becoming a Pharmacy Technician can also be a stepping stone to becoming certified pharmacist later on in your career. Although pharmacists require more schooling and training, this career can be a great way to gain experience in the field (fully certified pharmacists, as an added note, have a median salary of $121,500 per year as of 2015).
As a Pharmacy Technician, you often work in fast-paced environments, get the opportunity to work closely with a wide variety of people, and harness a sense of pride in your work due to the care and skill required.
Contact us today and get ready to start the career of your dreams! To learn more about our Pharmacy Technician programs at our Bucks County and Camden County schools, or to explore our Medical Assistant – Administrative program, visit our page at https://www.penncotech.edu/programs/.