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Online Pharmacy Technician School

Pursue a career as a Pharmacy Technician and you can play an important part in the healthcare industry. Your valuable skills will be essential in many settings. You may choose to work in a hospital, a drug store or for a mail-order pharmacy. Pharmacy Technician jobs are projected to increase for years to come and you'll have the choice to work full-time or part-time!

Pharmacy Tech Exam included in your Tuition
Pharmacy Tech Exam included in your Tuition

Prepare for your Pharmacy Technician Certification

In addition to earning your Pharmacy Technician Certificate through U.S. Career Institute, when you graduate from our online pharmacy technician school, you’ll be eligible to take your Pharmacy Technician Certification exam (PTCE) , administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT), offered through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician. Certification exams are administered by independent third parties. Even where it is not required, certification will validate your pharmacy knowledge and can make it easier to get a job. Regulations and requirements for certification, registration, and licensure vary by state.

Why Choose to be a Pharmacy Technician?

More than ever before, a career as a Pharmacy Technician represents a wonderful path to success! The U.S. Department of Labor projects an increase in the number of Pharmacy Technician jobs in future years. Retail pharmacies, drug stores, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and mail order pharmacies all need the skills you can bring them with U.S. Career Institute's online Pharmacy Technician school. Experienced Pharmacy Technicians can earn up to $32,700 a year!*

Pharmacy Technicians are true and professional members of the healthcare industry. They work directly with pharmacists and other healthcare providers, helping to save lives and providing comfort and relief to adults and children alike. Pharmacy Technicians perform an extremely important service to the people in their communities.

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Online Pharmacy Technician Training

Pharmacy Tech School

As a Pharmacy Technician, you'll be a well-respected professional playing a crucial role in the world of healthcare. You will meet fascinating people and find great satisfaction in working side-by-side with pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.

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How to Become a Pharmacy Technician

Step 1:
Earn Your HS Diploma or Equivalent

Step 2:
Research and Verify all State and Local Requirements
A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state.

Step 3:
Get Formal Training through an Accredited Institution
Formal training is often required as a part of state or local requirements, and is typically available at the certificate or degree levels, with online and on-campus options available. Courses typically cover topics like pharmacy terminology, pharmacy procedures, laws, and ethics.

Step 4:
Obtain Clinical Experience
Not all Pharmacy Technicians obtain clinical experience prior to employment, but completing an externship provides valuable experience that employers consider when hiring. US Career Institute offers a Walgreens Externship Program.

Step 5:
Obtain Credentialing
Depending on your state and local requirements, additional Credentialing may be required to obtain work. Certification shows you have the knowledge to perform well in a role as a Pharmacy Technician and have mastered nationally-recognized Pharmacy and Health Standards. USCI’s Certificate Program qualifies for two exams: the PTCE through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and the Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT) through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Step 6:
Start Working
Many employers will offer on-the job training, however Pharmacy Technicians must have met their state and local requirements before applying to jobs.

What You'll Learn During Your Online Pharmacy Technician Course

Our online Pharmacy Technician program is now available with Electronic and Hard Copy Lesson Books! Click here for more information.

Pharmacy Technician Course
  • Roles of a Pharmacy Technician
  • Terminology and Body Systems
  • Pharmacy Operations and Drug Resources
  • Dosage Forms, Prescriptions, Medication Orders
  • Drug Actions and Interactions
  • Managing Inventory and Financial Management
  • Vaccines, Analgesics, Vitamins, Respiratory Agents
  • Pharmacy Calculations and Compounding

For the full Pharmacy Technician course outline, please visit our Course Outline page.

Pharmacy Technician Training That Fits Your Life

In as little as four months you can be ready to start making $32,700 a year* as a Pharmacy Technician. And our self-paced online pharmacy technician training means you can study anytime, anywhere. With this online pharmacy technician certificate course, there are no in-person pharmacy technician classes to attend and no schedules to keep. Our Pharmacy Technician program will teach you everything you need to know to start working as a Pharmacy Technician—no previous medical experience needed.

Pharmacy Training Training that fits your life
Online Pharmacy Technician Tuition and Financing

Pharmacy Technician Program Tuition and Financing

We strive to ensure our Pharmacy Technician program is both flexible and affordable. This is why we offer low, monthly payment options for every student. We are committed to providing you with a high-quality education at an affordable price. Make an investment in yourself today!

For more information, please visit our Tuition and Financing page.

Join the thousands who have trained with U.S. Career Institute. Get started on your online pharmacy technician program today and be ready to work in as little as four months!

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*With experience, all wage data is based on figures from the U.S Dept. of Labor's BLS website, professional associations and/or 3rd party resources website. Figures for this occupation were obtained at [June 4, 2019]. For more information, click here.
† Provided in form of reimbursement when the following terms are met: Student submits receipt issued by PTCB, has successfully completed the course and has paid tuition in full. Reimbursement is for up to $129 towards the cost of the PTCE. Although you are eligible to sit for the CPhT through the NHA, USCI does not reimburse for this exam.