It’s a Great Time to be a Pharmacy Technician!

Join this Growing Field With Training from HDMC

Are you interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare field? Have you considered training for a career as a pharmacy technician? Healthcare workers have never been more essential, and demand for these workers, including pharmacy technicians, is growing rapidly. With an increased focus on disease prevention and vaccinations, pharmacy technicians are in high demand! At High Desert Medical College, we train people just like you for successful healthcare careers. If you are ready to take the next step towards a reliable and rewarding career in the healthcare field, HDMC can provide the instruction to prepare you to become a certified Pharmacy Technician! HDMC is enrolling now for Pharmacy Technician courses, and classes begin 2/9/22 in Lancaster and Bakersfield!

Pharmacy technicians are the health professionals who keep the pharmaceutical system running smoothly. Responsible for primarily administrative tasks, the pharmacy technician’s job is challenging, but also highly rewarding. The pharmacy technician is usually the first point-of-contact for customers, and so must have excellent interpersonal skills and excel in customer service. They establish and maintain patient record files, submit insurance claim forms, and manage prescription and over-the-counter medication inventories.

Responsibilities of pharmacy technicians include:

  • Adherence to HIPAA, Federal and State regulations concerning confidentiality in the medical field
  • Filling prescriptions under the direct supervision of a pharmacist
  • Utilizing software applications relevant to the pharmacy
  • Understanding Brand and Generic Medications, as well as OTC-Over the Counter
  • Classifications of Drugs and scheduled drugs

Another important role of the pharmacy technician is to act as a point of communication between the medical team and the patient. For this reason, good communication and interpersonal skills are absolutely vital for a pharmacy technician. Pharmacy technicians should also be very organized, have the ability to multitask, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team. 

 In today’s economy, pharmacy technicians are in demand, and these essential workers have remained employed throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even during a global pandemic, pharmacy technicians remain hard at work, and this sector of the economy has continued to grow. According to the United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS 2021), employment for Pharmacy Technicians is projected to grow over the coming decade, adding about 16,600 new jobs to the U.S. economy. 

Pharmacy technicians can work anywhere in the country, as healthcare services are in demand across big cities and small towns alike.* Graduates of pharmacy technician programs can work in large chain pharmacies, privately owned pharmacies, long term care facilities, mail order pharmacies and even call centers. With potential for growth like this, training to be a pharmacy technician is a smart bet for a secure future!

If you are interested in becoming a pharmacy technician, HDMC offers an excellent training program to prepare you for certification and entry-level employment in as few as 34 weeks! HDMC’s Pharmacy Technician program is designed to prepare students with the practical skills and critical theoretical knowledge necessary for entry-level employment. The Pharmacy Technician program includes an externship component, so students are able to practice their skills in a real-world environment. Upon completion of the 34-week program, graduates receive a Certificate of Completion, Pharmacy Technician diploma and will be eligible to apply for the California state licensure from the Board of Pharmacy.** Graduates of HDMC’s program are also prepared to test for the industry-recognized Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certification from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)

If you are ready to take the next step towards your career in the healthcare field, HDMC can train you for a career as a Pharmacy Technician in just 34 weeks! HDMC is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET), and has three convenient locations in Southern California: Lancaster, Bakersfield, and Temecula. Join the HDMC family, and benefit from our experienced, professional instructional team, our flexible hybrid-online program format, and the supportive services of our comprehensive Career Services department. Don’t wait any longer to pursue a better career- call 888-633-4362 or click here today! HDMC is enrolling now for Pharmacy Technician courses, and classes begin 2/9/22 in Lancaster and Bakersfield! 

You Belong Here. Begin Your Healthcare Career, With Training From HDMC!


*Requirements vary from state to state. Check your state requirements for clarification.

**Licensing by the California State Board of Pharmacy requires fingerprinting, criminal background check, and official High School/GED transcripts to be submitted with the State Board of Pharmacy application. This process may take up to 45 days to complete after graduating from the program; a criminal background may delay the process.


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