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Pharm Techs Enjoy Hot Job Prospects, Upward Mobility and Stability

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on August 22, 2018

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. 

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Topics: Pharmacy Technician, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, institute for health professionals, Portland Community College

[Infographic] Is a Pharmacy Technician Job in Your Future?

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on June 28, 2018

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.

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Topics: Pharmacy Technician, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Healthcare

Is Becoming a Pharmacy Tech the Right Career Path For Me? 5 Questions to Help You Decide

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on April 17, 2017

Pharmacy technicians perform an important role in pharmacies across the country. Working under a pharmacist’s direction, pharmacy technicians help fill prescription orders, communicate with insurers and patients and perform a wide range of tasks that help people get the medicine they need for better health.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Pharmacy Technician

Happy National Pharmacy Technician Day

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on October 20, 2016

October is American Pharmacists Month and what better way to celebrate than to recognize your favorite pharmacy technicians on October 18. Now is the time to spotlight the people who make valuable contributions to the practice of pharmacy day in and day out.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Pharmacy Technician

Exploring the Training and Certification Needs to Becoming a Pharmacy Technician

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on August 10, 2016

Pharmacy technicians play a vital role in dispensing medications to patients and customers. Under the supervision of a pharmacist, pharmacy technicians help fill orders, work with customers and manage payments from insurance companies. They help protect patient safety by providing quality service and understanding medication safety.

Pharmacy technicians work at hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care facilities, grocery stores and more. As a pharmacy technician, you can be part of the growing healthcare field and play an important role in improving people’s health without having to go to school for four years. A pharmacy technician is an entry-level health care job, so you don’t have to have any previous experience in healthcare to complete training and certification.

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Topics: Healthcare, Pharmacy Technician, Entry Level Healthcare Careers

It's Never Too Late to Switch Careers With PCC

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on June 27, 2016

Max Drewel was about to retire but wasn't done working. He found PCC's Pharm Tech program and after 30 years working in Insurance, switched careers completely.

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Topics: Student Profiles, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Pharmacy Technician, Healthcare

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