Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, is pleased to announce that its online Pharmacy Technician training program has received approval from the Minnesota State Board of Pharmacy and is being distributed through Career Step’s regional partners: Normandale Community College, St. Cloud State University and Winona State University.
“Our goal is always to provide the very best training for our students,” said Jerolyn Robertson, Career Step Vice President of Academics. “In the case of Minnesota, we have worked very hard to ensure our curriculum meets and exceeds the requirements set forth for individuals pursuing a pharmacy technician career in the state. As students take our training program through our academic partners, they will receive all of the training and skills they need to ensure their preparation to move into the workforce as pharmacy technicians in Minnesota.”
The Career Step Pharmacy Technician training program offers 310 hours of online curriculum to prepare students for the field. It is one of the few online programs approved by the Minnesota State Board of Pharmacy. The program also incorporates feedback from employers and prepares students to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam upon graduation.
Students in Minnesota interested in Career Step’s Pharmacy Technician program are encouraged to enroll through one of Career Step’s academic partners. Partners include Normandale Community College, St. Cloud State University and Winona State University.
“Academic partnerships provide us the opportunity to share our career-focused curriculum through institutions that are trusted within individual communities,” said Ryan Ewer, Vice President of Academic Partnerships. “Within Minnesota we’re particularly excited about these partnerships because, with the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy’s approval, these schools can now offer students a streamlined way to prepare for careers as pharmacy technicians.”
The pharmacy technician career is a rapidly growing healthcare sector. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the field to generate over 70,000 new jobs by 2022 and reports that these professionals earn average annual salaries of over $31,000.
For more information on Career Step’s Pharmacy Technician program or enrolling through a Career Step academic partner, visit CareerStep.com or call 1-800-246-7837.
About Career Step
Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, has trained over 85,000 students, has more than 150 partnerships with colleges and universities nationwide, and provides training for several of the most respected healthcare employers in the nation. Career Step is committed to helping students and corporate employees alike gain the skills they need to be successful in the workplace, improving lives and business results through education. Career Step’s training programs are currently focused in healthcare, technology and administration, and more information can be found at www.careerstep.com or 1-800-246-7836.