Be a part of the growing healthcare field by training to work as a Pharmacy Technician. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the Pharmacy Technician field is expected to grow 25% between 2008 and 2018, adding over 100,000 new jobs.*
In as little as 11 months, you can learn how to:
- Fill prescription requests
- Understand drug dosage and interaction
- Maintain patient profiles
- Process insurance claims
- Assist the pharmacist
As part of your program, you will also participate in a hands-on practicum that allows you to practice what you learned with actual customers and add valuable work experience. Upon graduation, you may pursue employment in pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Your pharmacy technician training will also prepare you for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technician (ICPT) national certification exams, which can open the door to additional job opportunities and higher pay.
Learn how to start your career as a Pharmacy Technician. Contact UMA for information on program details, class scheduling, financial aid for those who qualify and more.
*U.S. Department of Labor; Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition; available at http://www.bls.gov.