Pharmacy technician training program helps a student gain extensive experience of various pharmacy practices that are required to successfully work in a diversity of pharmacy setting. Pharmacy technicians perform the same duties as that of a pharmacist to prepare medications for patients. Pharmacy technicians generally find employment in retail pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, nursing home pharmacies, home health care pharmacies, nuclear medicine pharmacies, clinic pharmacies, etc. At present, the majority of employment in this discipline is offered by retail pharmacies and hospitals.
Other major roles and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician may include compounding mixtures, preparing sterile products including intravenous mixtures or eye drop compounds, etc. Demand for pharmacy technicians is increasing steady and their average earning is up to $37/hour.
Why earn a pharmacy technician certificate?
- Pharmacy tech jobs are growing briskly
- Get certified in less than a year
- Feel good factor by working to help others
- Variety of professional options from hospitals to retail pharmacies
- Advance opportunities to grow and excel in the healthcare setting
The pharmacy technician training program at our Manhattan location in New York provides a student with hands-on functional experience of working with prescription medications, label preparation and receive verbal orders from prescriber. In addition, it helps them comprehensively understand and master various skills employers at any pharmacy establishment look for in a candidate. The students will learn to:
- Transcribe doctors’ orders
- File insurance claims
- Safely handle medications
- Prepare prescription medications
- Authorize prescription refills
Students learn the operational basics of PACMED® high-speed automated medication packager and preparation of sterile products in sterile production hoods.
With a state-of-the-art lab facility in Manhattan, ACS offers an integrated Pharmacy Technician Training Program to prepare the students for various entry-level positions in the healthcare sector. Our experienced and qualified instructors use cutting-edge technology and interactive learning to generate dispensary-ready professionals for the competitive and rewarding pharmacist positions.