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Pharmacy Technician


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Program offered at:
Altoona
Program length:   months
Total credits:        credits
Graduates earn  
 
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN WORKING CONDITIONS [1]
» Work the same hours as pharmacists
» Many part-time opportunities
» 58% work in drug stores
PENNSYLVANIA JOB OUTLOOK [1]
  • Pharmacy technicians will be encouraged to complete routine tasks previously performed by pharmacists.
  • Those with formal training or previous experience will have the best opportunities.

Pharmacy Technician Program Overview

A Pharmacy technician career is the perfect choice for those who love working with people and who want to help them improve their health.

Pharmacy Technicians work under a licensed pharmacist. Depending on the pharmacy size and specialty, a Pharmacy Technician may refill prescription requests, maintain patient records, package and label prescribed medications, mix pharmaceutical preparations, and assist retail customers. Pharmacy technicians who work within a hospital setting may prepare and distribute IV medications, stock robotic dispensing machines, and work closely with other healthcare professionals providing care to patients.

There are a variety of employment opportunities for Pharmacy Technicians. Many work for large retail chains, and supermarket or drugstore pharmacies. Some technicians are employed by pharmaceutical wholesalers or mail order facilities. There are also job opportunities in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, pharmaceutical companies, and research facilities.

With training from YTI Career Institute, you could find yourself ready for a career as a Pharmacy Technician in a few as 9 months.

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Why YTI?

» Hands-on learning opportunities
» Knowledgeable instructors
» Real-life application of coursework
» Classes that fit your schedule
» Industry-modeled facilities

Why is accreditation important?

YTI Career Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. When you attend an ACCSC-accredited institution, you are attending a school that has undergone a rigorous process that evaluates educational quality.

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YTI has Advisory Boards comprising local business professionals that provide valuable input to ensure that our training and program curricula match industry needs.

 

  1. Center for Workforce Information & Analysis, Pennsylvania Occupational Outlook Handbook,Pharmacy Technicians, on the Internet at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/document/1279911/phar_techs_pdf (visited February 14, 2013).

 

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