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Benefits of Earning a Diploma in Pharmacy Assistant - Ontario
  • According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), the Median Hourly Wage for Pharmacy Assistant - Ontario 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 13,093. while only 15,097 job seekers will be available to fill these job openings.
  • 56% of workers in this occupation worked full-time, compared to the average of 48%. for all occupations.

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Financial Aid & Scholarships Available
  • Government Student Loan.
  • RBC Royal Credit Line for Students.
  • There may be other forms of financial aid available to you. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for specific government grants and bursaries. Additionally, you may be eligible to receive funding through a government-sponsored agency such as HRSDC or WorkSafe.

Students learn the skills needed to work successfully in a modern pharmacy in the Pharmacy Assistant Program of 45 weeks. The basic skills learnt under this program are identifying prescriptions, filling orders under a pharmacist's supervision, processing paperwork for orders, entering client particulars, drug dosage calculations, compounding, pharmacy procedures and practices, computer systems commonly used in pharmacy as well as drug and medical terminology. Besides these, students are also taught about safety regulation in workplaces, legislations and ethics as applicable to pharmacies.

A field placement in a community pharmacy helps translate classroom learning into practice for the students who gain valuable hands – on experience. Graduates of this program are generally placed as pharmacy assistants.


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