Growing career field: Pharmacy Technology

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Did you notice how busy the pharmacist was the last time you had a prescription filled?  The nationwide shortage of pharmacists has resulted in a greater demand for skilled pharmacy technicians.

Pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of licensed pharmacists, and they are assuming more behind-the-counter responsibilities all the time. In addition to filling prescriptions, “pharm techs” maintain patient records, troubleshoot insurance problems, monitor inventory, and more. They work in hospitals, nursing homes, drug stores (independents and corporate chains), research laboratories, and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.

The job outlook for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians is expected to grow as the “baby boomer” generation ages. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, pharmacy technician was ranked #60 of the 100 fastest-growing jobs.

CFCC’s Pharmacy Technology program offers both a one-year diploma and two-year associate degree program. For more details, contact Dr. Catherine Ballard at 362-7093 or email

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