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Ever Thought About a Career in Pharmacy?

by on October 9th, 2017 in Articles News Pharmacy Tech Training

Recently, the Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) posted an article outlining the need for Pharmacy Technicians and the problems associated with this need. The need stems from the training gap between unemployed people and unfilled jobs.

In June 2017, 7.1 million* Americans were unemployed

CECU writes, “What if you couldn’t find someone to issue your prescription?  The demand for pharmacy technicians is expected to grow by 9% over the next decade, requiring no less than 34,700 new professionals during this time, according to BLS.”

At the same time, 6.2 million* jobs are unfilled

With 6.2 million jobs open and 7.1 million people looking for jobs, why aren’t they being filled? The reason is that those who are looking for employment are not always qualified because they lack the correct training.

The problem? Lack of appropriate training & skills

CECU writes: Today over half of pharmacy technician credentials come from postsecondary career colleges and universities. In 2016, postsecondary career colleges awarded 6,826 credentials in this field out of 13,087 awarded in all of higher education, or 52% of all pharmacy technician awards. Between 2011-2015, the sector awarded 69,579 awards. Our institutions will be integral to meeting the rising demand for pharmacy technicians in the next 10 years, and we are ready to meet the challenge.

“Pharmacy technicians bring important skills and support to their roles in various healthcare settings,” said Janis Paulson, CEO of Unitek College. “Programs provided by institutions in our sector are essential to providing both theoretical knowledge and applied skills that prepare graduates to be successful in this field.”

Pharmacy technicians perform important roles with both patients and other healthcare professionals. They work directly with patients, organize inventory,  process payment and insurance information, and mix medications under the supervision of a pharmacist. Advances in pharmaceutical research coupled with a higher demand for prescription medication due to factors like increasing numbers of cases of chronic disease will lead to higher demand for pharmacy technicians. In addition, as pharmacies begin offering a greater number of services such as flu shots and vaccines, pharmacy technicians will be needed to support this larger role.

“Without our schools, thousands of students would not be able to be trained adequately for careers as pharmacy technicians,” said Steve Gunderson, president & CEO of CECU. “It is important for both those students and our nation’s economy that they have access to the programs that will help them enter this field and fill the rising job demand.”

Are you interested in pursuing a career as a Pharmacy Technician? Ayers Career College would love to help make this a reality. Contact us and see how you can get started!

Guest Speaker: James Richard with National Pharmacies

by on November 14th, 2014 in Pharmacy Tech Training Student Testimonials

James Richard, the Human Resources and Corporate Compliance Officer for National Healthcare Pharmacies was at Ayers Career College for as a guest speaker for the Pharmacy Technician students. He spoke to our students about many subjects, including the importance of fine-tuning interview skills, different job responsibilities and personal image. We appreciate the time Mr. Richard took to come and speak with our students! It’s always wonderful when they can learn specific insights to help further the education and careers!

Recognizing our Pharmacy Technician Students

by on October 29th, 2014 in Pharmacy Tech Training Student Testimonials

On October 28, 2014, Ayesr Career College recognized those students in the Pharmacy Technician program by celebrating National Pharmacy Technician Day. Students and instructors were treated to cake and refreshments in the break room, while Ms. Loretta Richardson (Program Director for the Pharmacy program) spoke to students about the importance of being a Pharmacy Technician, and what the role plays working in a pharmacy, and encouraged everyone to work hard to pursue their graduation goals and complete their course of study.

Three Simple Steps to Keep Your Scrubs Like New

by on October 13th, 2014 in Healthcare Careers Medical Assistant Medical Assistant Job Training Medical Assistant Training Pharmacy Tech Training

3 tips on keeping your scrubs look newYou’ve completed your MA or PT training, and you’ve scored the job you’ve always wanted – so, now you get to wear scrubs almost every day of the week. You know that it’s important to keep your scrubs looking new, but are you really sure how to do it?

Follow these three tips below to keep your scrubs looking as new as the day you brought them home!

1. Wash…Then Wear
Washing your scrubs before you wear them helps in a couple ways. Since you’ll be wearing them daily, and washing them frequently, the colors may fade faster – leaving them looking older than they really are. Pre-washing your scrubs using one half to one full cup of vinegar helps set the color dyes, and helps prevent them from fading early on. Keeping them clean and ironing as needed keeps them looking, and smelling, brand new!
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2. Save the Drama For Your Momma, and Save Your Scrubs for Work
It’s important to wear fresh, clean scrubs to work everyday. Wearing your scrubs for non-work related activities opens up an array of ways for them to get stains, rips or tears! Many Medical Assistants, and those elsewhere in the medical field, change into fresh scrubs at their workplace before the start of their shift, and then change out of them before leaving for the day.

3. R E S P E C T… Give Your Scrubs the Respect They Deserve!
Scrub pants and shirts may require a more thorough cleaning than just everyday clothes, like jeans or t-shirts. Consider washing them separately, so you are able to fully clean and disinfect them. Make sure you have several pairs of scrub pants and shirts so you can wash them together and start the week with fresh and sanitized garments to wear for work. This also allows you to keep a spare in your work locker or car in the event that you need to change your scrubs mid-shift.

Keeping your scrubs looking fresh and new is as simple as 1, 2, 3 – and following these three simple tips will help you maintain a professional work appearance. Not yet wearing scrubs to work? Find out more about our Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician or even our Medical Office Specialist training programs. Call us today at 1-800-317-0131, or just fill out the form on this page and let us call you!

Guest Speaker: Teresa DeLatin from University Health

by on July 17th, 2014 in Healthcare Careers Medical Assistant Medical Assistant Training Pharmacy Tech Training

Ms. Teresa DeLatin works as a recruiter in the Human Resources department for University Health. She recently came to Ayers to spend the day speaking with our Medical Assisting, Medical Office Specialist, and Pharmacy Technician students. She covered many topics important to both students and our instructors, including the career opportunities for MA, MOS and PT graduates, and the hiring process at University Health. After her presentations, she toured our campus with Ms. Doyal and Ms. Barrett.

We can’t thank you enough for your time, Ms. DeLatin! The information you provided us all in very valuable to both our students and their instructors, and we welcome you back any time!

June 25, 10am: KSLA Employent Expo

by on June 24th, 2014 in Campus Events Healthcare Careers Heating & Cooling Training HET Job Training Medical Assistant Medical Assistant Job Training Medical Assistant Training Pharmacy Tech Training

Ayers Career College at KSLA Employment Expo June 25, 2014Ayers Career College will be at the KSLA Employment Expo on Wednesday, June 25, 2015!

Come out and talk with representatives from Ayers Career College to find out what it takes to get started training for a new and rewarding career as an HVAC Technician, ET Technician, Medical Assistant, Medical Office Professional or Pharmacy Technician! You can get more information on each of these training programs, see what financial assistance options are available, and see how our convenient classes make training for your new career fit easily into your busy schedule.

The KSLA Employment Expo will be held at the Pierre Bossier Mall, located at 2950 East Texas Street, Bossier City, LA 71111 on June 25, 2014 from 10am – 3pm. For more information on this event, please contact us at 1-800-317-0131

Pharmacy Tech Lab Project: Compounding

by on June 17th, 2014 in Pharmacy Tech Training Student Testimonials

Pharmacy Tech students get hands on training in all aspects of Pharmacy work during lab projects. In this lab, PT student William Armstead uses a mortar and pestle to practice compounding a drug. PT Instructor Delores Williams sets up students Sierra Howard & Samantha Boyd with Rx instructions on how to mix and prepare a compound drug.

Photo Gallery: Career Services Recruiter Hiring Events

by on May 16th, 2014 in Healthcare Careers Heating & Cooling Training HET Job Training Medical Assistant Medical Assistant Job Training Medical Assistant Training Pharmacy Tech Training

Thank you everyone for working so hard to make our Career Services recruitment events work! Here are some photos from our May 9 and May 14 events. We have an awesome staff, and without all of your hard work, events like these wouldn’t be possible. Students, prospective students, and graduates – you are all invited to attend these events, so please stay turned for the date/time and employers that will participate in our next one!

May 14: Recruiter Hiring Event

by on May 13th, 2014 in Campus Events Healthcare Careers Heating & Cooling Training HET Job Training Medical Assistant Medical Assistant Job Training Medical Assistant Training Pharmacy Tech Training

We’ve got guests on campus tomorrow! Please join us from 1:00pm – 2:00pm for a recruitment event that our Career Services department has planned. All prospective students, current students and graduates are invited to attend. We will have employers visiting with students in our our Medical Assistant, Medical Office Specialist, Pharmacy Tech, HVAC and Electronic Technician programs.


Our Career Services Department has worked hard preparing this event, and have invited the following employers:

Shreveport Manor (MA/MOS)
Shreveport Manor provides extended-stay nursing care to seniors with varying levels of disabilities, with the goal to continually deliver the very best of long term care services.

Bombina, MD (MA/MOS)
Dr. Suyah Loud provides the Shreveport area with infant, child and adolescent checkups, prenatal consultation, care for illness and injuries, management of chronic illness in children, sports physicals, developmental screening, behavioral consultations, and immunizations in patients from birth to 15 years of age.

Holy Angels (MA/MOS)
Holy Angels is an independent, licensed residential and training facility serving approximately 184 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities whose ages range from newborn to older adults. Our mission sustains our legacy of caring, teaching, learning and work. In a caring and home-like environment.

Medic Pharmacy (Pharm Tech)
Medic Pharmacy and Compounding Lab is a full-service, family-owned pharmacy located in Shreveport, Louisiana. It has been our pleasure to have provided quality pharmaceutical products and friendly service to our neighbors for more than 45 years.

PioneerRx (Pharm Tech/ET)
PioneerRx was built from scratch to provide the pharmacy community with a solution that can grow as the industry changes for the next 35 years. These features are designed to provide speed, simplicity, consistency and flexibility.

Service Experts (HVAC)
Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is locally operated to best serve you, our own friends and neighbors. We live, work and play where you do, and we’re committed to keeping homes in our community a great place to live. So we’re always right next door when you need us with more than 3,000 employees at more than 100 service locations throughout North America. We’re part of a world-renowned company with a history of innovation, unsurpassed quality and outstanding service.

Air-REF (HVAC)
Air-Ref Inc. is a locally and family owned business that was established in 1978. The company started out with just one truck, and has grown into a fleet of fully stocked and equipped trucks. With the help of our valued customers, and paying attention to detail and competitive pricing, we have been allowed to grown into the company that we are today.

May 9: Employer Recruiting Visits and Presentations

by on May 8th, 2014 in Healthcare Careers Heating & Cooling Training HET Job Training Medical Assistant Job Training Medical Assistant Training Pharmacy Tech Training

Employer Recruiting Visits and Presentations for Friday, May 9, 2014

Students, save the date! We are bringing the areas best employers in so you can find out from them first-hand about their available internship or job opportunities! Recruiters from these companies will be on campus Friday, May 9 from 10am – 12pm, and will be speaking to students in our HVAC, ET, MA amd MOS programs. For additional information on these visits, please contact your Career Services Advisor today!

 

Mark Haynes
Allegiance LLC

Allegiance, LLC is a rapidly growing company that remains at the forefront of providers of state-of-the-art telecommunications services in north Louisiana and beyond. If you are a motivated, energetic individual with a passion for the latest in voice and data technology, Allegiance, LLC is the ideal work environment for you.

Mr. Haynes is the ownder os Allegiance LLC and will be speaking to studnets in our ET program, discussing the Job Opportunities available at Allegiance, what it takes to get started, and the current demand for trained Electronics technicians.


Leo Savage
Service Experts

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is locally operated to best serve you, our own friends and neighbors. We live, work and play where you do, and we’re committed to keeping homes in our community a great place to live. So we’re always right next door when you need us with more than 3,000 employees at more than 100 service locations throughout North America. We’re part of a world-renowned company with a history of innovation, unsurpassed quality and outstanding service.

Mr. Savage will be speaking with students in our HVAC program about service positions that may be available now or opening soon, and how to meet the qualifications required to gain employment with the company.


Kourtney Kincaid
Shreveport Manor Guest Care

Shreveport Manor provides extended-stay nursing care to seniors with varying levels of disabilities, with the goal to continually deliver the very best of long term care services.

Ms. Kincaid will be speaking to students in our MA and MOS programs, discussing how to start a rewarding career with a company that possesses an outstanding work environment.


Herman Rabb
Rabbs A+ Heating and Air

Rabbs A+ Heating and Air offers 24 hour service to residential & commercial customers. We service all brands& models including central air units & window units.

Mr. Rabb is an Ayers graduate and will be in talking to HVAC students about the job opportunities available in his company.


This may not not a complete list; companies and recruiters listed may change, be deleted or new events may be added. Additional information will be added to this list as it becomes available, so check back often! For additional information on any of these employers or companies listed, please contact your Career Services Advisor. Last update May 8, 2014

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