Career Step, a leading online healthcare education company, has launched a new Pharmacy Technician training program designed to help students quickly prepare for the national certification exams and to enter the workplace. This new program was developed with the aim of providing a training program that allows individuals to acquire the technical knowledge for both retail and institutional settings within the rapidly expanding pharmacy technician field.
“We’re very proud to be launching the Career Step Pharmacy Technician training program,” said Mark Thomas, Career Step COO. “We have developed this program with the goal of providing our students the opportunity to quickly complete their training and find careers in the rapidly expanding pharmacy technician profession. With the help of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and subject matter experts, we’ve created a comprehensive Pharmacy Technician program that helps students gain all of the knowledge and skills they need to enter this field and begin earning a competitive income in as little as three months.”
According to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, the pharmacy technician occupation is one of the top 20 fastest growing in the nation. The Bureau estimates that the field will grow by 31% between 2008 and 2018, producing almost 100,000 new pharmacy technician jobs.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics also specifically notes that job prospects should be especially good for pharmacy technicians who have formal training or national certification. Career Step graduates have both of these advantages as they enter the workforce as they will have completed a comprehensive formal training program that helps them gain the knowledge and skills needed to confidently sit for the national certification exams.
“In these challenging economic times, Career Step is developing programs to help students train and get into the workforce very quickly after graduation,” said Michael Wilstead, Career Step CEO. “We know that it can be difficult to take time off to go to school, so we not only focus our training offerings in growing job markets, but we also build our online training so that students can study at their own pace and on their own schedules. The new Pharmacy Technician program is a great example of this as there is rapidly increasing demand for well-trained professionals and the Career Step program is specifically designed to help our students take full advantage of that demand very quickly.”
For more information on the new Career Step Pharmacy Technician training program, visit CareerStep.com/pharmtech or call 1-800-246-7837.