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

The Pharmacy Technician – Retail diploma program from one of our featured colleges prepares you for a career in the growing field of pharmacy. With a customer – centred approach, the program ensures a seamless transition from college to retail pharmacy workplace by teaching all the knowledge and practical skills needed to succeed in this industry. The program begins with introductory lessons in computer software and information processing, pharmacology, pharmacy, microbiology, anatomy and physiology. Skills necessary to work in retail like professional communication skills and customer service are taught to students. A practicum at the end of the course gives the students the much needed opportunity to put their theoretical pharmaceutical knowledge and skills to test in a real – world situation. Under the supervision of a pharmacist, students gain firsthand experience of employer expectations, job settings and daily duties. Graduates work under licensed pharmacist's supervision in community pharmacies like drugstores, grocery stores and independent retail shops.

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