Median Salary: $29,810
Job Growth Outlook 2014-24: 9%
The median annual wage for career opportunities from this program with a certificate of completion, according to the US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Fill the doctor’s orders
Where does almost everybody go after a visit to the doc? The pharmacy. They need whatever the doctor ordered. It needs to be done right. It needs to be filled fast. If you think you have what it takes to keep your composure while helping a busy pharmacist, becoming a pharmacy tech is a great way to go.
America’s aging population combined with the onslaught of new meds have put the squeeze on pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies across the country. You’ll be needed, wanted — and working in a growing field. You can be ready in a matter of months.
Who does well in it?
People who are:
able to focus under pressure
pleasant while multitasking
great team players
What would you do?
You will be qualified to work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist to:
Almost all online
The Pharmacy Technology program at Kirtland is a two-semester certificate program that will prepare you for several entry-level pharmacy technician positions. During the second semester of the program, you will spend 288 hours in an internship under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.
Once you complete our online 25-credit-hour program and clinical experience in the second semester, you’ll be certified, completing job applications with confidence, and securing a steady job in no time.
Where would you work?
long-term care facilities
mail-order or online pharmaceutical service companies