Pharmacy Technician Training Online
You’ve always enjoyed helping people and the details matter to you. Sounds like you might fit the script for a rewarding career as a pharmacy technician.
How do you become a pharmacy technician? As a UMA student, you’ll learn how to use medical terms, make dosage calculations, prepare insurance claims, and more. If you’re interested in a rewarding career helping people with their medications, we’d like to help you explore your options.
Why should I earn my associate degree from UMA?
Earning an associate degree from UMA may impact your future by making you stand out to employers and providing you with a strong educational platform to pursue a new career. Let us help you gain the job skills needed to work in healthcare so you are prepared to seek some of the 2.4 million new jobs that are projected through 2026.1
Our programs include 24/7 tech support that helps you become comfortable with computers and in the online classroom. Receive guidance from your instructors and learn what it takes to pursue a career in the fast growing healthcare industry.1 Outside the classroom, our career services team gets you interview ready so you can pursue your new career.
According to independent research published by Georgetown University, associate degree holders on average earn $400,000 more over their lifetimes compared to the earnings for someone with just a high school diploma.2 An associate degree can open doors to lifelong learning and set the groundwork for future promotions. Let UMA help you change your future.
Real-world experience through an externship.
Students enrolled in this program receive 180 hours of hands-on experience under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist at a pharmacy. This includes learning a variety of day-to-day tasks that may be common for this career field. Some externships have led to an employment opportunity for the participating student. All UMA externships are unpaid.
Helping you prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE).
Classes at UMA help prepare you to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE). If you meet eligibility requirements and pass this exam, you’ll get your certification, which can help you stand out as an applicant. This certification is considered an addition to the career training you receive at UMA and is not required to graduate. However, some states and employers require certification in order to work. Ultimate Medical Academy has a team in place, ready to help you focus on exam-relevant material and tutor you in areas where you might need extra help.
Job outlook for pharmacy technicians.
Graduates with a degree can pursue entry-level positions in retail, mail order, long-term care, hospitals and more. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs is expected to increase 12% between 2016 and 2026, creating career opportunities for workers with the right training.3 Ultimate Medical Academy has partnerships with a number of pharmacy companies including Walgreens and CVS.
Which program is right for you? Try our fun and informal personality quiz for inspiration.