Are you ready to start your life in a new direction? Start with upgrading your job into a real career with a bright future! Maybe you’ve been working retail and want something more meaningful. Or, you’re tired of jumping from job to job without a real direction. Pharmacy technician training could be your perfect first step!
What’s A Pharmacy Technician?
Pharmacy technicians work with pharmacists to collect and distribute prescriptions to patients. Because it’s such an important role, pharmacy technician training is required. Duties can include speaking with patients, stocking medication, and operating cash registers. Also, technicians can prepare prescriptions and educate consumers about those drugs.
Why You Should Be A Pharmacy Tech
Becoming a pharmacy technician can change your life in so many ways! Here are just three benefits of this smart career choice:
- Career Stability: There is a high demand for these jobs. Employment is expected to grow by 12 percent between 2016 and 2026. That rate is almost TWICE as fast as all other occupations. Nearly 48,000 new pharmacy tech jobs are expected to open in the U.S., and the unemployment rate is less than 3%.
- Career Satisfaction: Pharmacy technicians fill and distribute prescriptions to ill customers. That’s no small responsibility! You’d be providing a necessary and much-needed service to thousands of people. You’ll form relationships and help patients heal and feel better. U.S. News and World Report also lists job perks such as upward mobility and schedule flexibility.
- Career Options: You might be surprised at how many places pharmacy technicians can work! Drug stores of course—but think of all the other retail environments with pharmacies! These can include grocery stores, department stores, and general merchandise stores. (You might even get employee discounts store-wide!) Additionally, pharmacy techs could also work for hospitals and pharmaceutical companies.
How Do You Train To Become A Pharmacy Tech?
At Delta College, you can start pharmacy technician training in Covington. It takes about nine months for day-class students to complete the program. During that time, you’ll learn how to:
- Extract information to fill a prescription
- Count and measure medicine
- Compound or mix medications, like ointments and creams
- Correctly package and label medicine bottles, boxes, and tubes
- Accept and process payment and insurance claims
- Complete routine pharmacy tasks
- Understand and use pharmacy software programs
- Communicate about and within the industry
- Use the technology needed for the job
- Understand anatomy and physiology
Why Attend Delta Pharmacy Technician School?
- A Great Classroom Experience: Our instructors are committed to preparing students for their potential careers. What’s more, instructors have real work experience in their subjects. Their real-world skills guide students with practical experience. Finally, Delta College classes are small, so each student gets plenty of attention.
- A Focus On Building A Career: Our goal is helping our students reach their goals. Every class and experience is designed to prepare you to be employed. We also work with students to connect them with potential employers.
- A Dedication to Real Experience: Our externship program puts students in the field for 210 hours (about six 35-hour work weeks). Externships provide real-world experience as well as build résumés and professional contacts.
How To Learn More
Ready to start your life in that new direction? Contact or visit our Covington campus to learn more about Delta College’s pharmacy tech program. Ready to apply? Set up an appointment for a personal interview with an admissions representative.