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Employment of pharmacy technicians is expected to increase much faster than the average, and job opportunities are expected to be good, especially for those with previous experience, formal training, or certification, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

About 75 percent of jobs are in a retail setting, however, CSM graduates are also prepared to work in hospital pharmacies, home healthcare pharmacies, nursing home pharmacies, clinic pharmacies, nuclear medicine pharmacies, and in mail order prescription pharmacies.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median hourly wages of pharmacy technicians is around $13, but at the upper end of the scale, some technicians earn more than $18 per hour. Certified technicians may earn more than non-certified technicians and some technicians and aides belong to unions representing hospital or grocery store workers.
As CSM’s coordinator for the Pharmacy Technician certificate program, Kay Zalesney feels confident that graduates of the program will have little problem finding jobs, even in a sluggish economy. READ MORE
  1. Program can be completed quickly

  2. Outlook for employment is excellent for the future

  3. Potential for income increase is dramatic with experience
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