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Benefits of Earning a Diploma in Pharmacy Assistant Technician
  • According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), the Median Hourly Wage for Pharmacy Assistant Technician 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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  • 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.

A pharmacist provides vital health information to the patients and dispenses medicine to them. As a Pharmacy Assistant, you can enter the health care industry in an integral role as you will be helping the pharmacist with his work. The Pharmacy Assistant Technician Diploma from one of our featured colleges gives the training and tools needed for this vital role. Training is provided for both community and hospital pharmacies over a 31 –week program. The program covers topics like pharmacology, pharmacy math, prescription transcription and medical terminology. Besides this, students also develop skills in clerical and administrative work like billing pertaining to a Pharmacy Assistant Technician. First Aid training and CPR certification are part of the curriculum. A supervised work practicum at the end of the program helps students gain hands – on experience in the pharmacy field. Job search training and career counseling is also provided to help students embark on their career. The Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy study states that "86% of all graduates of Pharmacy Assistant Technician programs found work in their field."

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