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Pharmacy Technician Schools Are the Key to Your Future The key to your future may be pharmacy technician schools. This is the place that will train you for a job that will provide you will a stable income and opportunity. With many jobs being outsourced, many people have found themselves not only out of a job, but also out of a career. Almost any career in health care has a solid future as it centers around a service that must be done here and not overseas. When you decide to get work skills at pharmacy technician schools, you will be gaining valuable knowledge that will lead, not only to a job, but a career that will have security and a strong future. It has been estimated by the labor department that the field of pharmacy technicians will grow by as much as 25% in the next ten years. www.epharmacytechnicianschools.com A pharmacy technician assists the pharmacist in the day to day work, especially with dispensing medicine. In this area the technician can be most helpful to a pharmacist. Prescriptions are processed by taking the prescription from the customer and verifying it if needed. Making sure it is valid for the person that has presented it to be filled. A technician will also measure the medication by counting pills or tablets. Often weighing is needed. The medication must also be placed in an appropriate container, and most importantly, the proper label must be affixed to the medicine. Other work that a technician does in support of the pharmacist includes taking inventory and handling inquiries from customers over the phone. A technician must also be skilled at working with computers as they relate to processing a prescription. This includes understanding and processing insurance claims as they relate to prescriptions. Due to the growth in pharmaceuticals, almost everything connected with a pharmacy is growing. This has led to pharmacy technician schools and programs being created all over the country. These programs basically teach the same material and can take as little as six months to complete or as long as two years. It is dependent upon whether you go to pharmacy technician schools full time or part time. Most people can complete the program in a year's time. When attending pharmacy technician schools you will learn all of the basics of pharmacology, including the basic chemistry related to medication. You will learn how to calculate dosage, read and process prescriptions. Laws regarding a pharmacy are also taught. In short, everything related to working at a pharmacy. After you complete your training at one of the pharmacy technician schools in your area, you will want to get your certification. Although not every state will require this certification, it will look good on your resume and give you a better chance at being hired. The median salary for a pharmacy technician is right at $30,000, however, this is a national average and the actual money a technician makes has a lot to do with where he or she lives. Many of the highest salaries are found in the west in states like California where technicians makes $37,000 a year. These salaries represent a good investment of your time in completing a program at pharmacy technician schools.
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