Career Step, an online school providing career-focused education, has released a new infographic video that offers an overview of the pharmacy technician career, the growth the career is seeing nationwide, and how to start a career in this field. The video also provides a few details on choosing a quality pharmacy technician training program.
“As a school, our goal is to help our students quickly complete the training they need to start a successful career and improve their lives,” said Ryan Ewer, Career Step Vice President of Enrollments and Marketing. “To meet this goal, our programs focus on high growth careers that require less than two years of education—and the pharmacy technician career fits this perfectly. There are expected to be over 70,000 new pharmacy technician jobs in the next few years, and we want to spread the word that this is a great field if you are looking for a quick career change.”
The new video explores the day-to-day responsibilities of pharmacy technician, such as preparing prescriptions and helping customers. Viewers will also learn about the demand for these professionals and average annual salaries. The video concludes with recommendations on how to start a career as a pharmacy technician and what education is required to land a first job and be successful in the workplace.
“We talk to thousands of people looking for career training that will give them the skills they need to start a real career rather than just a job,” said Ben Hartman, Career Step Director of Admissions. “The pharmacy technician field is a great fit for anyone looking for a career change because you can complete the training in just a few months, you can earn a good living as soon as you start working, and there are opportunities nationwide. “
The pharmacy technician field is part of the rapidly growing healthcare industry, which is the nation’s largest industry and is expected to add 2.8 million new jobs by 2022. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that over 70,000 new pharmacy technician jobs are expected in that time period, and students can complete the training necessary to take advantage of these opportunities in as little as three months.
Career Step’s Pharmacy Technician program provides the training students need to work in a retail or hospital pharmacy after graduation, and students graduate prepared to earn the nationally recognized Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) credential offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). Career Step has also developed relationships with Walgreens and CVS Pharmacy that offer the opportunity for graduates to participate in externships in their local area prior to graduation.
Watch and share Career Step’s new pharmacy technician infographic video at CareerStep.com/pharmacy-technician-industry-infographic. For more information on the Career Step Pharmacy Technician program, visit CareerStep.com/pharmacy-technician-careers or call 1-800-411-7073.
About Career Step
Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, has trained over 85,000 students, has more than 150 partnerships with colleges and universities nationwide, and provides training for several of the most respected healthcare employers in the nation. Career Step is committed to helping students and corporate employees alike gain the skills they need to be successful in the workplace, improving lives and business results through education. Career Step’s training programs are currently focused in healthcare, technology and administration, and more information can be found at www.careerstep.com or 1-800-246-7836.