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

The 45-week Pharmacy Assistant program teaches students the skills they will need to successfully work in a modern pharmacy. Students learn about filling orders under a pharmacist's supervision, identifying prescriptions, entering client information, and the processing of paperwork for orders.

Students learn drug and medical terminology, as well as basic pharmacology. They learn about drug dosage calculations, compounding, commonly used pharmacy computer systems, and pharmacy practices and procedures. Students also learn about the legislation, ethics, and workplace safety regulations applicable to pharmacies.

This program includes a field placement in a community pharmacy where students can put their classroom learning into practice. Graduates of this program will be prepared to apply for pharmacy assistant jobs.

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