Pharmacy technician job prospects continue to represent a success story in the American economy in 2018. Data from 2017 demonstrates there were nearly 80,000 job postings nationwide – with over 1,700 opportunities listed in the Portland-metro region. At PCC’s Institute for Health Professionals, students in the pharmacy technician program enjoy flexible schedules and can become qualified in just six months.
Are you exploring entry-level healthcare opportunities and interested in looking into becoming a Pharmacy Technician?
A pharmacy technician works under a pharmacist's direction in retail pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, pharmaceutical companies and other health care facilities. They fill orders for patients, manage third party insurance reimbursements and complete an array of other related tasks. The Institute for Health Professionals Pharmacy Technician Program is a two part course totaling
160 hours and combines online learning with onsite lab practicums.
Due to a continuously growing demand for healthcare services, healthcare job opportunities continue to be among the fastest growing in the nation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, out of the 20 fastest growing jobs in the United States, 11 of those positions are in healthcare.
Employees are needed for all levels of positions, from entry-level to high-level administrators. People from unique backgrounds and with a variety of skills and life experiences are vital to ensure all community members receive quality healthcare.
Clinical research explores new ways to deliver medical care, from new medicines and treatments to improved diagnostic tests. Clinical researchers play a vital role in advancing medical care and improving the health and lives of people across the globe.
Not all healthcare jobs require years of expensive training. As a phlebotomist (or phlebotomy technician), you can gain an entry-level position in the medical field. You can start a fast-paced, detail-oriented career in phlebotomy where you spend time caring for patients, helping them receive the right care for their needs. These jobs, like other healthcare positions, offer strong job security, good benefits and good pay.
Healthcare jobs make up some of the fastest growing positions in the country according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A career in healthcare provides you with job stability, good pay and an opportunity to help others.
The medical coding profession is an integral part of the healthcare system. By assigning codes to the description of a patient’s condition, medical coders help to keep the flow of accurate information between doctor and patient as well as insurance companies. What is more, jobs in this field are booming! The Bureau of Labor and Statistics is anticipating a 15% increase in medical records and health information technician jobs between 2014 and 2024 – much faster than average. While this profession is important and in demand, there is still a lot about it that many people are unaware of.
Becoming a dental assistant is a great opportunity into the growing healthcare field. Dental assistants help dentists throughout exams and procedures, offering great care to patients. As a dental assistant, you’ll meet patients of all ages, providing support while improving their health.
As a nurse, you can provide care in a variety of settings, from primary care in a physician’s office to intensive care at a hospital. Now more than ever, many nurses are working in a different setting: clinical research.