The demand for pharmacy technicians in the United States is expected to grow substantially through 2014 and beyond, thanks to factors such as the continual introduction of new drugs, the national shortage of registered pharmacists and the aging population. According to some estimates, the U.S. will employ approximately 400,000 technicians by the year 2018.
Pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other health care settings.
The pharmacy technician certificate program at Elmhurst College prepares students to enter the pharmacy field and to pursue certification including the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. The program covers the following key areas and topics:
For more information about the certificate program in pharmacy technician at Elmhurst College, please contact us.