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Linwood Campus Offers Pharmacy Technician Training

pharmacy technicianProgram prepares students to work in a community- or hospital-based pharmacy

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at your local pharmacy? Could you picture yourself working in this kind of setting? If so, you might want to explore pharmacy technician training.

Pharmacy technicians have important responsibilities in the workplace. Under the supervision of a pharmacist, they may be responsible for some of the following tasks on the job:

  • Processing prescriptions that come in from patients or from healthcare professionals.
  • Measuring medications and counting tablets and pills
  • Mixing medications when needed, such as ointments and compounds
  • Labeling bottles and other packaging with prescription information
  • Handling payment for prescriptions
  • Processing insurance information
  • Handling customer service

Pharmacy Technician Training at Harris

Do these job responsibilities sound interesting to you? If so, you might want to think about this career field. The Harris School of Business is proud to offer a Pharmacy Technician training program at its Linwood, NJ campus. The program prepares students with the skills they need to work in a hospital-based pharmacy or a community-based pharmacy.

What will you need to begin? At Harris, no prior experience is necessary. The program will teach you what you need to know, from basic anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology to the major categories of medications, as well as inventory control and pharmacy ethics.

In any pharmacy, the technicians play an important role in the running of day-to-day operations. In addition, they are a crucial link between the pharmacist, healthcare provider, and the customer. They help to get customers the medications they need to maintain or improve their health.

If you are interested in this or any other career-focused program, contact Harris School of Business at 1.800.510.7920. Within a few short weeks, you could be beginning the path toward a new career.