Become a Certified Pharmacy Technician

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Pharmacy Technician Program Overview

Embark on a fulfilling career with our 18-week Pharmacy Technician certification program offered online at MedCertify.com. This comprehensive program is designed to prepare you for a successful career assisting pharmacists in various settings, including hospitals, retail pharmacies, and more. Our course covers a broad range of essential topics from medication handling and pharmacology to regulatory issues and patient safety, ensuring you are well-prepared to support the day-to-day operations of a pharmacy.

Understand the processes involved in handling, compounding, and distributing medications, including sterile and non-sterile compounding.

Gain knowledge of pharmacy law, ethics, and regulatory agencies ensuring compliance in pharmacy operations.

Learn to implement quality assurance practices and manage medication safety, including the handling of chemotherapy and controlled substances.

Develop interpersonal skills necessary for effective communication with healthcare professionals and patients.

Receive guidance on resume development, job applications, and interview preparation to successfully transition into the workforce.

Job Description

A Pharmacy Technician supports pharmacists with the preparation and dispensing of medications to patients or health professionals. They work in various settings including retail pharmacies, hospitals, and clinics, handling tasks such as managing prescriptions, mixing medications, and maintaining patient records. Technicians are essential in ensuring the accuracy of prescriptions, verifying dosages, and ensuring that patients receive the correct medication. They also assist with administrative duties such as processing insurance claims and managing inventory.

In addition to technical skills, a Pharmacy Technician must possess strong communication skills to interact effectively with patients and healthcare professionals. They must maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail in a fast-paced environment, adhering to all regulatory and safety guidelines. Pharmacy Technicians play a key role in the operation of a pharmacy, contributing to the health and safety of the community by assisting with the management and dispensation of medication.

Job Outlook

At 5 percent, Pharmacy Technicians’ job growth is as fast as average compared to other occupations from 2021 to 2031.

Even with average growth, Pharmacy Technicians are projected to have 43,500 job openings per year over the next decade. Most opens are estimated to be a result of occupational transfers or exiting the labor market.

Earning Potential

On average, the salary for Pharmacy Technicians is $39,232 per year, according to salary.com. This could be your potential future income!

Career Paths
  • Retail Pharmacy Technician
  • Hospital Pharmacy Technician
  • Compounding Pharmacy Technician
  • Pharmacy Benefit Manager
  • Nuclear Pharmacy Technician
  • Pharmacy Informatics Technician

Nationally Recognized Certifications

Qualify to take the National Certification Exam upon completion, solidifying your credentials as a certified professional.

(CPhT)
Clinical Medical Certified Pharmacy Technician

(CPhT)
Clinical Medical Certified Pharmacy Technician

(NRCPhT)
Nationally Registered Certified Pharmacy Technician

24/7 Access

Using a personal computer, smart phone, or tablet device, students can take our online classes anywhere, anytime, and at their own pace.

Academic Coaching

You will be assigned an academic coach to guide you through the coursework when you enroll. Your academic coach is available via Zoom live, Text and Emails during both weekdays and weekends.

Instructor Support

Meeting with our instructors and subject matter experts one-on-one or in smaller groups regularly via flexible schedules of online live Zoom mentoring sessions.

Online Hands-on Learning

Online hands-on medical office simulations are included in most of our medical programs, offering students the opportunity to practice their skills in real-world settings.

Externship or Observation

For selected medical programs, MedCertify students have the opportunity to be placed at local clinical facilities for observation or externship to advance their knowledge and practical skills.

Career Development

Once students successfully earn their certification a career advisor helps students with counseling, resume building, job placement, and more!

What are the steps to apply?

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Submit for more Information

  • A MedCertify Admissions rep will reach out and step you through what program is right for you.
  • This information also helps us determine if you may be eligible for any scholarship in your area.

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Find the Tuition and Payment Option right for you

  • With multiple payment options available for everyone we will work wit h your to find the right pathway to your new career.

Monthly payment plans as low as $199/month.

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Get your new career started!

  • Our Onboarding team works directly with you to help you get started.
  • Our coaches and instructors help lead you through your course to prepare you for your certification.