Overview

In Ashworth College's Certified Pharmacy Technician program, you can gain a solid understanding of the different categories of medications, their components and their uses. We can help you learn to perform in a pharmacy technician role with confidence and serve as an important part of the medical industry.

Pharmacy technicians help dispense prescription medication under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. They typically work in pharmacies within grocery stores, drug stores and hospitals. In Ashworth College's Certified Pharmacy Technician program, you can gain the skills necessary to help ensure that every medication and dose is accurate before it is released from the pharmacy.

All textbooks and study materials are included with your tuition.

Career Profile

In Ashworth College's certified Pharmacy Technician program, you can learn how to:

  • Retrieve, count, pour, weigh, measure, and mix or compound medications
  • Manage inventory
  • Prepare insurance claim forms
  • Establish and maintain patient profiles

Openings for certified pharmacy technicians are expected to grow 32% between 2010 and 2020, much faster than the average for all other occupations. The median annual salary of pharmacy technicians was $28,400 in May 2010.

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