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Career Spotlight: Pharmacy Technician – Class Starts June 5

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Prepare for Board Certification in this high-demand field. 

Employment as a pharmacy technician is expected to increase much faster than in many occupations. Prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam through a blend of online instruction and classroom sessions in this 50-hour course. Prepare to work under a pharmacist in a variety of settings as you learn medical/pharmacy terminology, dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, prescription dispensing, inventory control, billing, and reimbursement. Students are eligible for an 80-hour clinical externship (background check/drug screening may be required). Students must be 18 years of age or older at the time of enrollment.

COURSE INFORMATION: Pharmacy Technician, LAH 8010, Tuesdays, 6/5-7/24, 6:00-9:30 p.m.

Click here to learn about the Pharmacy Technician digital badge.

From the U.S. Department of Labor:

Employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Several factors will lead to increased demand for prescription medications.

The population is aging, and older people typically use more prescription medicines than younger people. Higher rates of chronic diseases such as diabetes among all age groups also will lead to increased demand for prescription medications. Advances in pharmaceutical research will allow for more prescription medications to be used to fight diseases.

In addition, pharmacy technicians may be needed to take on a greater role in pharmacy operations because pharmacists are increasingly performing more patient care activities such as giving flu shots. Technicians will need to perform tasks such as collecting patient information, preparing more types of medications, and verifying the work of other technicians, tasks formerly done by pharmacists.

Click here to read more about this occupation at the Bureau of Labor Statistics web page.

Register online now or call 847.925.6300.


 

Browse all our healthcare courses in the May-August CE Course Schedule or

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