How To Become A Pharmacy Tech in San Antonio

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How To Become A Pharmacy Technician In San Antonio Texas?

What Do Pharmacy Technicians Do?

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.

Regulations and Certification

To ensure that they have the skills and knowledge to perform their job duties correctly, many states regulate their pharmacy technicians. These regulations typically require that the technicians have a high school diploma or its equivalent, formal education in a relevant program, successfully pass the state licensing exam, and pass a criminal background check. How to become a pharmacy technician in San Antonio Texas? The state of Texas requires that pharmacy technicians be registered with the Texas Board of Pharmacy, which is the governing body for licensing and registering pharmacy technicians. Employers can use the board’s information to verify that any potential employees are in fact licensed. Some states also require that their pharmacy technicians be certified. Even though Texas does not demand formal training for pharmacy technicians, obtaining formal and related education will help students to pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam, which in turn will increase the likelihood of obtaining employment and better incomes.

How to Become a Pharmacy Technician in San Antonio Texas

At a minimum, obtaining work as a pharmacy technician requires a high school diploma or the equivalent. While you will learn many skills need while on the job, completing post-secondary education at an accredited vocational school, such as Southern Careers Institute (SCI), is a huge determinant in your success. Most pharmacy technician programs can be completed within a year. The program at SCI typically takes about 33 weeks for day students and 51 weeks for night students. The course is created with the intent of developing the skills, knowledge, and confidence to work in pharmacy settings. Courses include pharmacy operations, basic pharmacology skills, software applications, pharmacy law, keyboarding, and more. Furthermore, to complement the in-class training, students will have the chance to complete an externship so that they can truly understand and experience the life and times of a pharmacy technician. At the end of your program, SCI career counselors will help you find employment that matches your skill set.

What Are You Waiting For?

In less than one year, you can learn how to become a pharmacy technician in San Antonio Texas. You can embark on a new career in a growing field with the chance to help people. Take a look at what SCI has to offer and get started now.  

This article was published on: 03/5/13 8:31 PM

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“I made a complete career change when I started my training at Southern Careers Institute. I needed a stable career to continue providing for my growing family. SCI provided me with the medical terminology and know how that I needed to understand and acquire a career in the medical field. SCI taught me that it doesn’t matter where you are in life right now; you always have room to advance and learn.”


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