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Benefits of Earning a Diploma in Medical Pharmacy Assistant
  • According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), the Median Hourly Wage for Medical Pharmacy Assistant was $18.07.Whereas the Median Hourly Wage for all occupations was $22.93.
  • High Demand: From 2011-2020, job openings are expected to total 73,950. while only 21,156 job seekers will be available to fill these job openings.
  • 77% of workers in this occupation worked full-time, compared to the average of 81%. for all occupations.

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Pharmacy technicians inform people about their medical conditions accurately and explain their prescription medications. Pharmacy technicians of high calibre are in great demand because of their role in educating patients and dispensing medications. The Medical Pharmacy Assistant program from our featured colleges will prepare you for a career in this demanding field in the health care industry. The program provides training which is of industry standard to help students enter the pharmacological and medical field. In the first phase of the program, students study medical office procedures where they learn to prepare and administer tests in basic medical office issues, answer preliminary questions of patients and learn medical terminology. The curriculum also focuses on customer service skills, prioritizing patient's requests for appointments, bookkeeping, administration, inventory and billing procedures. In the second phase, the curriculum teaches skills needed to support pharmacy assistants. Core curriculum includes pharmacy math, pharmacy billing, prescription transcription, protocols of a hospital pharmacy and responsibilities of a community pharmacy technician. At the end of each phase is a 5 week practicum, making it a total of 10 weeks of practical training in the field. This work experience is very valuable for a career as a medical transcriptionist, pharmacy technician, medical office assistant, admitting clerk or any other relevant position. A number of certificates and Diplomas like the Medical Office Assistant Diploma, Medical Pharmacy Assistant Diploma, Standard First Aid Certificate and CPR "C" Certificate are awarded on graduation.

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