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Pharmacy tech demand and need for trained professional growing

by on March 23rd, 2012 in Healthcare Careers Pharmacy Tech Training

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the employment of pharmacy technicians will increase by at least 31 percent over the next decade, posting a much faster increase than the average job market. The BLS states that the increase demand for pharmacy technicians will come from the increase in the use of prescription drugs, especially as the number of middle-aged and elderly persons continues to rapidly grow in the United States. That demand on prescription drug use, along with further scientific advances leading to new drugs and a growing life expectancy, is why the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the pharmacy technician field will be one of the fastest growing career fields for many years to come.

New health insurance procedures are also leading to the growth in use of prescription drugs and insurers are becoming more aware of the use of medication in preventing larger and more costly problems down the road.

This projected growth in the pharmaceutical industry is leading many job seekers to turn to a career as a pharmacy technician. It’s a job that does not require college training but receiving some form of professional training as a pharmacy technician is recommended as many employers are increasingly looking for those that have skills and experience.

The BLS also states that the use of pharmacy aides is decreasing, meaning today’s pharmacy technicians are taking over those duties. That’s good news for pharmacy technicians who will be in even bigger demand but it also means more training is required.

At Ayers Career College’s pharmacy technician training program students are taught the skills required of today’s pharmacy technicians, including clerical and administrative duties, mixing, labeling and packaging prescription drugs for patients and understanding how to use various computer-based systems increasingly used in the pharmaceutical industry.

The rapid growth of this industry has led many job seekers to jump right into a career as a pharmacy technician but these who do quickly find that without professional training it can be a tough career to navigate. The longevity of pharmacy technicians without professional training is also very low, which leads many employers to seek those that have the right training and experience.

The Ayers Career College pharmacy technician training program can put students into a stable pharmacy technician career in less than a year and those that participate in the training program will quickly find the training has given them a leg up on not only finding a job but enjoying that new position as well.

Today’s pharmaceutical industry is in desperate need for more pharmacy technicians but the need is even greater for those that have the right training and experience to hit the ground running in a new pharmacy technician career.

Pharmacy Technician’s job includes customer service

by on October 27th, 2011 in Pharmacy Tech Training

Shreveport Pharmacy Technician Training
Employment of pharmacy technicians is expected to increase by 32 percent over the next 10 years and these new workers can find work in many different settings, ranging from retail or mail-order pharmacies, clinics to hospitals.

However, places looking to hire pharmacy technicians are looking for more than just technical knowledge. They want well-rounded individuals that not only know how to read prescription labels and drug information, but can work well with patients and customers that have questions, concerns and comments. (more…)

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