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Is the HDMC Pharmacy Technician Program Right for You?

At High Desert Medical College (HDMC), we know that choosing a program of study and a school are important and difficult decisions.  Take our brief quiz to see if the Pharmacy Technician Diploma Program at HDMC is right for you.

Pharmacy Technician Quiz
Answer yes or no to the following questions:

  1. Are you looking for a career in the healthcare industry with job security and good pay?
  2. Do you enjoy working closely with a variety of people and have a desire to help others?
  3. Do you want a school that offers a flexible class schedule with small class sizes?
  4. Do you thrive in a hands-on environment?
  5. Would you like to be part of an industry with great job growth?

If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, the pharmacy technician program at HDMC might just be what you’re looking for.

A Rewarding and Fulfilling Career

Pharmacy technicians play an important role in the health care industry.  This rewarding and fulfilling career offers job security and pay above the average national salary. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 19% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.3 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations will add more jobs than any other group of occupations.

Pharmacy technicians often work with licensed pharmacists and are responsible for measuring, mixing, counting, labeling, and recording the correct dosages of prescription medications. They may receive and verify prescriptions or refill requests from patients and doctors’ offices. Other job responsibilities include verifying inventory, processing medical insurance forms, and operating cash registers to accept payments from customers.

One of the reasons many people choose a career as a pharmacy technician is their desire to help people.  As more people are living to older ages, the need for medication to stay healthy continues to increase.  A career as a pharmacy tech allows you to help people get the medication they need.  Knowing that you’re making a difference in people’s lives can be very rewarding.

HDMC’s Pharmacy Technician Program

The pharmacy technician program at HDMC can help prepare you for a great career in healthcare.  We understand that our students often have other commitments and need a class schedule that fits their needs. We offer both day and evening programs in order to accommodate busy schedules. Regardless of which you choose, the Pharmacy Technician Diploma Program can be completed in 10 months or less.

At HDMC, our class size is small and our instructors are focused on helping you succeed.  We provide high-impact learning experiences in state of the art classrooms and teaching laboratories. Our hands-on training provides you with experience in compounding, prescription processing, reading prescription drug labels, deciphering medication orders, practicing drug calculation skills, distribute prescriptions, and inventory including recalls, return to stock and out of date prescriptions.

Our Pharmacy Technician students are prepped for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam which gives them the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certification. Our graduates also receive their California License when they graduate, pending they have no criminal background, which may delay the process.

After you complete your pharmacy technician training and pass the state certification, HDMC continues to support you with job placement assistance.  As a licensed pharmacy technician, you will be qualified for entry-level pharmacy positions verifying prescriptions, managing inventory, processing medical insurance forms, and operating cash registers to accept customer payments.

Free Career Planning

The pharmacy technician program at HDMC will get you started on the path to an exciting and rewarding career in the healthcare industry.  We know you may still have questions and we’d be happy to answer them for you.  Complete our online interest form now, and an admissions representative will contact you to schedule a free career planning session.

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