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Pharmacy Technician: Ready to Work Faster Than Ever

Posted by Chad Sines on Fri, May 09, 2014 @ 11:25 AM


The pharmacy technician position is one of the fastest growing in the modern job market, as an aging population leads naturally to the need for a greater number of qualified, well-trained pharmacy employees. Due to this demand, and the overall appeal of pharmacy technician careers, Med-Line School is excited to announce the introduction of a comprehensive, three-month pharmacy technician course. Through this course, students will gain all of the necessary knowledge to pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam and work effectively in a growing, rewarding industry.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that pharmacy technician job opportunities are set to grow 32 percent year over year, an excellent rate compared to the overall average of 14 percent expected job growth. In addition, pharmacy techs can expect to earn a starting salary of around $30,000 per year, with the top ten percent of pharmacy techs earning over $40,000. With strong starting salaries and high demand in the job market, this is an excellent time to start a new career as a pharmacy technician. Ahead, you will learn the highlights of the Med-Line School pharmacy tech course, along with a little more about the career itself.

What is a pharmacy tech?

The pharmacy technician is integral to the overall function of the pharmacy itself, working in both the customer service and pharmaceutical side of the business. Pharmacy techs help licensed pharmacists by obtaining information from customers, which is then used to fill prescriptions. In addition, pharmacy techs can expect to prepare prescriptions by counting tablets, compounding medications, labeling prescriptions, accepting payments, and processing insurance information.

What does Med-Line School's pharmacy technician course offer?

  • Few Weeks Duration – In a job market that has been tough in recent years, many people want to seek training for a new career, but don't think they have the time. Indeed, the four years and steep tuition rates required for a bachelor's degree can be prohibitive, even for people who are otherwise ambitious. Med-Line School's pharmacy technician course lasts only a few weeks, but packs in all of the information you need to successfully pass the licensing exam, and succeed in your new career. Instead of waiting four years to pursue a new career, you will be ready to go in just a few weeks.
  • Low Tuition – If you are looking to get out of an old career, and into a new one, chances are money is a factor. In addition to its short duration, the Med-Line School pharmacy technician course is reasonably priced. In the end, the low tuition is a small investment compared to the gain of a new, high-demand career as a pharmacy technician.
  • Comprehensive Training – Though the pharmacy technician course is designed in a streamlined manner for fast completion, no quality is sacrificed in the process. You will learn everything necessary to have a successful career as a pharmacy technician, from the basics to advanced techniques. At the conclusion of the course, you will be armed with everything you need to pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam.

The pharmacy technician career path offers many rewards, beyond salary and growth. As a pharmacy technician, you will have the opportunity to work in an interesting, fast-paced environment, and help people on a daily basis. With strong growth projected for the foreseeable future, you will also have plenty of job opportunities, and stability once you find the perfect job. It all starts with training, however. With Med-Line School's new pharmacy technician course, you can be ready for your new career in just three months.


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