Online resources and national organizations promote the role of pharm techs
Whether you are just starting out as a pharmacy technician or have been on the job for a number of years, it’s always a good idea to stay in tune with what’s going on in your career field. One way to keep informed is to take advantage of online resources and professional organizations. These resources help promote the role of pharmacy technicians, provide industry-related communications, and offer ongoing educational opportunities. Getting connected with these resources can help keep you informed of the changes and advancements in your industry, keep up with your continuing education requirements, and ultimately be more engaged with your career field.
National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA)
The National Pharmacy Technician Association is dedicated to advancing the value of pharmacy technicians and the roles they play in the pharmaceutical care. The website offers free articles, an online career center, a jobseeker toolkit, and online continuing education. Joining the NPTA gives you additional benefits such as special publications, a support network, and reduced fees on courses.
American Association of Pharmacy Technicians
The American Association of Pharmacy Technicians is a not-for-profit organization that represents pharmacy technicians, promotes the safe and effective use of medications, and provides continuing education. Their website offers resources, job postings, and links to industry-related articles. The organization holds a annual conference to promote continuing education.
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHSP)
This organization provides the Pharmacy Technician’s Resource Center, which offers industry-related articles, the CareerPharm job site, and continuing education resources, including a number of free online activities to help advance your knowledge in the field.
Pharm Tech Continuing Education (CE)
Pharm Tech CE is offered through the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and is designed to streamline the process of finding appropriate continuing education courses. You must pay a subscription fee, but there is a free trial option that you can download in order to make sure it’s right for you.
We hope this list of resources is useful to you as you pursue your career as a pharmacy technician.
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