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Our online training program is broadly applicable to any level of pharmacy technician learner across all practice settings. Whether an entry-level technician in training, or a practicing pharmacy technician with years of experience seeking to refresh and update their baseline knowledge in areas of practice they may not perform on a daily basis.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that employment for pharmacy technicians will grow by 7% from 2018 to 2028, adding roughly 31,500 jobs across the country. This is much faster than the national average for all occupations. As the population ages, more people will need prescription drugs. Additionally, pharmacists have begun taking on new tasks such as administering flu shots which means that pharmacy technicians will need to perform more tasks preparing medications and taking patient information. The median annual wage for pharmacy technicians was $32,700 in May 2018.
A medical assistant is a multi-skilled allied health care professional that specializes in procedures commonly performed in the ambulatory healthcare setting. Medical assistants perform both clinical and administrative duties and assist a variety of providers including physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. They typically work in medical offices, clinics, urgent care centers and may work in general medicine or specialty practices.
Common duties of a medical assistant include administrative and clinical tasks like: