LA ORT—Your Prescription for a Hot Career!
Did you know that the US Department of Labor predicts that employment of Pharmacy Technicians will grow by 20 percent over the next few years? The average growth rate for all jobs is 11 percent, which means there are more opportunities for you to land a rewarding new career as a Pharmacy Technician.
You can ride this wave to a fun career in the healthcare field with an LA ORT pharmacy technician degree. This program prepares students for licensing with the California Board of Pharmacy.
At LA ORT, we don’t just teach you essential computer applications and medical terminology. We provide you with hands-on training that mirrors the real-life pharmacy technician work experience. We have a complete pharmacy lab set up for both retail and institutional pharmacies. Everything you need for hands-on training and practice are here, including prescription labels, shelves, counter, paperwork, and prescription bottles.
As a Pharmacy Technician, you will assist pharmacists in their day-to-day tasks which includes inventory, filling prescriptions and assisting patients. In our Pharmacy Technician program, you’ll learn everything you need to know in just under a year, such as:
- Pharmacy equipment, terms, ethics and practices
- Prescription receipt and screening
- Medication preparation
- Inventory control
- Pharmaceutical purchasing
- Federal and State Regulations
The average salary of a Pharmacy Technician in 2012 was $29,320 per year and $14.10 per hour. With experience, your earning potential can increase to $40K or more per year. Earning a diploma from LA ORT will prepare you for this great job opportunity in more ways than one.
You’ll have all of the technical knowledge you need and the confidence. Our staff is supportive and encouraging. After all, you’re more than a student to us. You’re a part of the ORT family! We will prepare you for licensing, help with pharmacy externships, job placement and answer any questions along the way. Just ask!
If you or anyone you know is interested in entering the quick-growing Pharmacy Technician field, contact an ORT advisor today.