It’s a Great Time to be a Pharmacy Technician!
Join this Growing Field With Training from Asher College!
Are you interested in training for a career in a growing sector of the healthcare field? Have you considered training for a career as a pharmacy technician? Healthcare workers have never been more essential, and with an increased focus on disease prevention and vaccinations, demand for these workers, and particularly pharmacy technicians, is growing! At Asher College, we train people just like you for healthcare careers, including in the field of pharmacy technology. Right now is a great time to be a pharmacy technician, and you can get the training you need to join this growing field with Asher College! Asher College is enrolling now for Pharmacy Technician courses, and classes begin August 7th!
Pharmacy technicians are the health professionals who keep the pharmaceutical system running smoothly. Responsible for primarily administrative tasks, the pharmacy technician’s job is challenging, but also highly rewarding. The pharmacy technician is usually the first point-of-contact for customers, and so must have excellent interpersonal skills and excel in customer service. They establish and maintain patient record files, submit insurance claim forms, and manage prescription and over-the-counter medication inventories.
Another important role of the pharmacy technician is to act as a point of communication between the medical team and the patient. For this reason, good communication and interpersonal skills are absolutely vital for a pharmacy technician. Pharmacy technicians should also be very organized, have the ability to multitask, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.
In today’s economy, pharmacy technicians are in demand, and this sector of the economy continues to grow. According to the United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS 2022), employment for pharmacy technicians is projected to grow over the current decade, adding about 22,400 new jobs to the U.S. economy by 2031. These medical professionals will find employment in large chain pharmacies, privately owned pharmacies, long term care facilities, mail order pharmacies and even call centers.
If you are interested in a career as a pharmacy technician, Asher College offers an excellent training program to prepare you for certification and entry-level employment! Asher College’s Pharmacy Technician program is a Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) recognized education/training program, and Asher College is an ASHP-accredited school.* Upon completion of the 11-month program, graduates will be prepared to test for their Pharmacy Technician certification from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and apply for state licensure with the state’s Board of Pharmacy.
Asher College’s Pharmacy Technician program is designed to prepare students with the practical skills and critical theoretical knowledge necessary for entry-level employment as pharmacy technicians. The Pharmacy Technician program includes an externship at a community pharmacy, allowing students to apply their skills and gain practical experience in a real-world environment while under professional supervision.
Students in Asher College’s Pharmacy Technician certificate program learn how to:
- Recognize the classifications of drugs and scheduled drugs
- Understand brand, generic, and OTC (over the counter) medications
- Adhere to HIPAA, Federal, and State regulations concerning confidentiality in the medical field
- Utilize software applications relevant to the pharmacy
- Fill prescriptions under the direct supervision of a pharmacist
- Comprehend and perform insurance procedures.
Asher College’s Pharmacy Technician certificate program can be completed in as few as 11 months! Students interested in a more comprehensive educational program may choose to pursue an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree, which includes additional general education courses, including Critical Thinking, Business Math, and Business Communication. AAS Degree students may test for their Pharmacy Technician certification from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), apply for state licensure with the state’s Board of Pharmacy, and begin working in their field while still finishing up the additional courses for the degree.
Asher College’s Pharmacy Technician program is available at all three Asher campuses: Sacramento, California, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Dallas, Texas. At Asher College, you will receive hands-on, practical instruction, under the guidance of professional faculty with true industry experience. Students benefit from our flexible schedules, limited class sizes, and a career services department that offers comprehensive career placement assistance. Right now is a great time to pursue a career as a pharmacy technician, and you can join this growing field with training from Asher College! Pharmacy Technician courses are enrolling now, and classes begin August 7th! Contact us today!
*Asher College is an ASHP-accredited school in California, Nevada, and Texas.