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Why You Might Want to Study Pharmacy Technician at Incarnate Word University


Have you ever visited a drug store and noticed the people working at the pharmacy? Chances are one of them is a Pharmacy Technician. These are people who, under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, can do the following tasks:

  • Collect medication for prescriptions.
  • Supply medication and devices to patients, either through a prescription or over the counter.
  • Manage areas of medicine and their inventory levels.
  • Provide information about prescriptions to clients as needed.

  Where Do Pharmacy Technicians Work?

Pharmacy technicians can work in many different healthcare environments, such as:

  • Retail pharmacies and hospitals.
  • Pharmaceutical organizations in production or sales.
  • Nursing homes, primary care groups, prisons, military, and more.

Among the traits needed to prosper in this profession include critical thinking skills, attention to detail, and stellar customer service.  

How Can You Become a Pharmacy Technician?

Many colleges and universities throughout Texas offer pharmacy technician programs that can fit both your schedule and budget. Through their School of Extended Studies, you can train to become a pharmacy technician at

Incarnate Word U

in a mere 14 weeks. This short time frame is to ensure that students can achieve their education quickly with minimal disruption to their family life or other obligations. In this intense program taught by qualified instructors, you will acquire the knowledge not just to become a pharmacy technician, but to write the National Pharmacy Technician Board exam too. This rigorous pharmacy technician at Incarnate Word U program includes a mix of classroom lectures, audio-visual presentations, as well as on-the-job training at local pharmacies. You will learn under the supervision of both practicing pharmacists and technicians. Areas of study include writing prescriptions, inventory management, pharmacology, pharmacy law, systems and anatomy, pharmaceutical calculations, over the counter medications, sterile compounding and much more. With a low student-to-teacher ratio, your education will be more personalized. However, if you are looking for an education that explores the topics related to pharmacy technician but at a more relaxed pace, consider a school like

Southern Careers Institute.

You will study the subjects you need to flourish in this career, such as prescription processing, FDA drug safety, keyboarding skills, and related software applications, basic compounding, and more. This program also offers an externship so that you get the experience of working as a pharmacy technician in a real-life setting. Also, career counselors will guide you towards resume and interview preparation to help you obtain employment. And you can do all this in their 33-week program, which enables you to study as well as work, volunteer, and spend time with family at a comfortable pace.  

Choosing the Right School

There are many schools where you can register to study to be a Pharmacy Technician. Studying to become a pharmacy technician at Incarnate Word U or at Southern Careers Institute will result in quality education, each with their own unique options. Keep in mind the course schedule, research the topics in the curriculum, and before you know it, you will be on your way to a thrilling new career.

This article was published on: 04/1/13 12:37 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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