Program Spotlight: Pharmacy Technician (ASHP/ACPE)

Program Spotlight Pharmacy Technician

The best way to get more referrals is by talking about your own experience with your Career Step program. However, few of our students have taken more than one program so we’ve naturally gotten requests from many different referrers asking for information about programs they didn’t take. We’ve put together this new series to give you some quick facts and sales points on all our programs.

For this program spotlight, we’ll be focusing on our awesome Pharmacy Technician (ASHP/ACPE) program. We’ve all been to the pharmacy counter and seen a pharmacy technician in action, but what makes it a good career fit for someone? What makes Career Step’s program so great? Look below for the answers to these questions!

Why Become a Pharmacy Technician?

  • Lots of opportunities – The U.S. Department of Labor expects over 47,000 new pharmacy technician jobs by 2026!
  • Flexible work schedules – The 24/7 nature of many pharmacies provides a variety of schedule options, making it a good choice if you need a less traditional schedule.
  • Solid foundation for future educationPharmacy technician training is an excellent start for the further education required for a variety of other healthcare careers (think nurse, physicians assistant, pharmacist, etc.).

Why Career Step’s Pharmacy Technician (ASHP/ACPE) Program?

  • ASHP/ACPE candidate status – The program is designed to meet the high standards set forth by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and has achieved candidate status for ASHP/ACPE accreditation.
  • Walgreens and CVS Pharmacy externships – Get hands-on experience at a local pharmacy before you graduate! We have partnerships that can help you find an externship opportunity in your local area.
  • PTCB Exam preparation and exam voucher – Graduate ready to earn your Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) credential and start working right away. The Career Step course even includes a free exam voucher (an over $129 value).

Do you have questions about our Pharmacy Technician (ASHP/ACPE) program? Email us at or leave a comment below. You can also find more details at or our Top 5 Reasons: Pharmacy Technician blog post.


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