Program Spotlight: Pharmacy Technician (ASHP/ACPE)

For this program spotlight, we’ll be focusing on our awesome Pharmacy Technician (ASHP/ACPE) program. We’ve all been to the pharmacy counter and seen a pharmacy technician in action, but what makes it a good career fit for someone? What makes Career Step’s program so great? Look below for the answers to these questions!

Why Become a Pharmacy Technician?

  • Lots of opportunities – The U.S. Department of Labor expects over 47,000 new pharmacy technician jobs by 2026!
  • Flexible work schedules – The 24/7 nature of many pharmacies provides a variety of schedule options, making it a good choice if you need a less traditional schedule.
  • Solid foundation for future educationPharmacy technician training is an excellent start for the further education required for a variety of other healthcare careers (think nurse, physicians assistant, pharmacist, etc.).

Why Career Step’s Pharmacy Technician (ASHP/ACPE) Program?

  • ASHP/ACPE candidate status – The program is designed to meet the high standards set forth by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and has achieved candidate status for ASHP/ACPE accreditation.
  • Walgreens and CVS Pharmacy externships – Get hands-on experience at a local pharmacy before you graduate! We have partnerships that can help you find an externship opportunity in your local area.
  • PTCB Exam preparation and exam voucher – Graduate ready to earn your Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) credential and start working right away. The Career Step course even includes a free exam voucher (an over $129 value).

Do you have questions about our Pharmacy Technician (ASHP/ACPE) program? Email us at or leave a comment below. You can also find more details at or our Top 5 Reasons: Pharmacy Technician blog post.


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