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

The Pharmacy Technician Diploma program from one of our featured colleges will help you join the ever growing field of pharmacy. The comprehensive program teaches students the skills and knowledge needed to be successful as a Pharmacy Technician. Practical experience is gained in the areas of compounding, dispensing, mathematics, data entry and computer processing, drug-body interactions and drug delivery systems to name a few. Students are taught about different pharmaceutical environments like hospital, small business and retail and practice the customer service skill sets needed for each. They also have good understanding of the dynamic duties and skill sets needed for a Pharmacy Technician through real-world experiences in conflict management and communications. Our colleges have excellent faculty who have professional expertise and are highly experienced in the pharmaceutical field of study. A practicum in a community pharmacy teaches students through practical work experience. The Pharmacy Technician program also provides career development sessions to help with interview skills, job searches and career counseling. On graduating from this program, students become eligible to write the certification examination of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board of Alberta (PTCB-AB). They can also register themselves with Alberta's professional association for Pharmacy Technicians - the Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technicians – Alberta (CAPT-AB).

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