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How To Become a Pharmacy Technician

Becoming A Pharm Tech Medical professions are often thought of as difficult and time-consuming to achieve. For instance, if you want to become a doctor then it will take on average at least 10 years which is a combination of college, medical school and also residency training. This has caused many people to think that […]

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Do You Need School To Be A Pharmacy Tech

A pharmacy technician is a health care professional who helps care for patients by filling prescriptions, recording dosages, managing inventory levels, performing necessary administration and communication tasks, and otherwise assisting the pharmacist as needed. Given the increase in the number of people needing medication and the aging population, the demand for qualified pharmacy technicians is rising. If you have been debating a career as a pharmacy technician, your next step may be to determine how to get employment. You might even wonder: do you need school to be a pharmacy technician? Read more...

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Pharmacy Technician Training Program Length

If you have been thinking about a profession in the medical field that does not need years upon years of education, a career as a pharmacy technician might be for you. Pharmacy technicians work alongside and under the direction of a licensed pharmacist. Their job duties are varied: receiving and preparing prescriptions, dispensing medication, providing important medication information to customers, and more. You will find pharmacy technicians in different settings, such as drug stores, grocery stores, hospitals, and other medical locations. You could say that they are indispensable. How long does it take to become a pharmacy technician? It can vary based on a number of factors. However there are some basic steps that every student should follow, which are listed below. Read more...

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Becoming a Pharmacy Technician in Texas

Can you see yourself greeting customers with a smile, listening to concerns, offering support and establishing trusting relationships with community members? A pharmacy technician does all that and more. If you are a people person and like to learn about science and medicine, a pharmacy technician could be a viable career option. There are four major steps to becoming a pharmacy technician in texas. Read more...

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Best Way To Become a Pharm Tech

When searching for the best way to become a pharmacy technician, you are likely to be bombarded with conflicting information from schools, programs, and online classes, all of which say that they alone have the perfect solution. In fact, the best way to become a pharmacy technician is simple: you just need to look for a course that covers the following criteria. Read more...

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Become The Best Pharmacy Technician in 12 Months

Everyone will ask themselves at some point Am I doing the best I can? and Am I living up to my potential? These thoughts plague us every once in a while, and the best thing you can do is look at yourself and honestly answer these questions. If you're considering becoming a pharmacy technician, or you're currently studying and you're asking Am I going to be the best pharmacy technician I can be? and How do I become the great pharmacy technician I know I can be? you should read on to find out the answer to these questions and more. Read more...

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Being a Pharmacy Tech

Have you ever wondered what the role of a pharmacy technician is? Their tasks are many: preparing prescriptions either by measuring, counting, or weighing medication; maintaining patient records; tracking inventory; stocking shelves; sterilizing equipment; and performing related client service duties. They tend to work in retail environments such as pharmacies, grocery stores, hospitals, nursing homes, and more. However, every job has its unpleasant moments, and the pharmacy technician profession is no exception. Here are some of the so-called dirty aspects of working as a pharmacy tech: Read more...

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What Do I Need To Be A Pharmacy Technician

Though the Great Recession is over, many are still struggling to find gainful employment, especially those who don't have the opportunity to attend a four year college. By training in the right field, however, you can get a job with good pay and strong employment prospects. If you're looking to quickly get started on such a career, ask yourself, "What do I need to be A pharmacy technician is likely the answer to this question. As a pharmacy technician, you will enjoy:   Read more...

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How To Become A Pharmacy Tech in San Antonio

Working under the supervision of a pharmacist, pharmacy technicians help to ensure the health and well-being of their clients. They help collect information about prescriptions, measure amounts of medication needed to fulfill those prescriptions, label and package prescriptions, and help dispense medications. Additionally, they manage the payment of medications, process insurance claims, record patient and prescription data, organize inventory, and answer calls from clients. Technicians may also be allowed to compound medications and operate dispensing equipment for prescription orders. Pharmacy technicians can work in most medical environments, including pharmacies, hospitals, and large multi-function grocery stores. Read more...

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“When my youngest child graduated from high school, I told my husband that it was my time. I went back to school to change careers after spending 37 years in the business field. At SCI, the instructors are professional, and they care about what they are teaching you, as well as expect you to give 100% in return. I had problems understanding how to draw in syringes and give injections. I requested extra help from a knowledgeable instructor, and I was able to receive one-on-one training. Today, I draw injections for approximately 100 patients each week. I am very confident in what I’ve learned. SCI has given me the chance to do what I always wanted to do. Thank you for my education. I am doing wonderful.”

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“I am now a certified Lab Tech. SCI helped me get an externship, and I came out with a job. After my little sister had cancer, I knew I wanted a career in the medical field that allowed me to help others. I am happy about what I do.”

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“I am very happy with where I am and where I’m going. Through high school, I struggled with math. When I came to SCI, I enrolled in the Business Accounting Specialist program to see if I could do it. SCI provided me with the accounting skills I needed to help me find a career. Now, I have an amazing career and room to grow in the company.”

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Business Accounting

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