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Safe and Stable Career Options

Tired of going from job to job, or gig to gig? Want a more stable schedule that you and your family can depend on for consistent working hours? A pharmacy technician job is the perfect way to get these, as hours are always set, with great paid leave, holiday time, and scheduling.

Great Job Opportunities and Availability

The demand for medications and pharmacies is the highest ever, and not going down at all with the baby boomer population coming in. There are hundreds of pharmacy technician positions available, and even more coming up in the future to match the increasing demand.

High Pay, Benefits and Time Off

Tired of minimum wage drudgery? Pharm techs can make $30,000 - $50,000 per year, depending on location and the individual company. Match that with great benefits (healthcare, medical, 401k, dental, etc.), and flexible time off and you have a great career that you'll love!

You are on your way to having a safe and secure occupation, so you won't have to worry about paying the bills, or making ends meet in Glendale. There are hundreds of tech jobs obtainable in drugstores all across Arizona.

Are you looking at going back to school to get a job with pay, better hours and working conditions?

Now is the best time possible to begin on your path towards a brand new career as a pharmacy technician. Not only is the pay good, but benefits, the working conditions and quality of life is superb.

The career itself is already in really high demand, which will just continue to skyrocket as the people in the US continues to get old and older. The best time to ride this increasing trend is to hop on the wagon!

There are many schools in Arizona, and around the Glendale area that can help you to get the certifications which you should begin your career working in a local Glendale drugstore.

There are even millions of dollars set aside in grants and scholarships to permit individuals working full time in Arizona to more easily manage to go to college.

Are you ready to take advantage of this opportunity, and alter the future for you and your family?

From Nurse to Pharmacy Technician

I used to be a nurse

I’m not really a nurse, but more of a nursing assistant. In the employee tier, I’m just half a level below a registered nurse, which doesn’t really have a difference when it comes to workloads but the salary difference is noticeable. You see, I wasn’t able to finish my degree to become a registered nurse, but the units allowed me to become a nursing assistant. I worked as an assistant for 3 years to save up for my degree, but I chose another path. Because there were no nursing schools where I lived, I opted for another career path because I can’t afford to leave the state due to the fact that I am a single mother. I went to a pharmacy technician school and took up a degree in pharmacology.

The degree

This degree in pharmacology from pharmacy technician schools offered a lot of career options because I could land a job as a pharmacist, pharmacy technician, and even fulfil some requirements for another rank in nursing profession. The degree I took lasted for 4 years, but due to my educational units from my previous nursing degree, I brought it down to 2 and 1/2 years, with the ½ year spent on externship or an OJT program. I finished the degree in 3 years due to some conflicting issues with the family, but several pharmacy technician schools had options for online education. I took advantage of it and I got my degree thanks to the online classrooms.

The overall experience

Of course, the very nature of pharmacology relied solely on the foundation of medications and medicines. In other words, it was aimed to provide individuals like me a solid foundation on how medications work inside the human body and how to come up, compound, mix, or even improve the medications that are currently being sold in a lot of pharmacies all across the world. The person behind the pharmacy counter is not just a clerk or a cashier, but it’s the pharmacist. The ones going around the pharmacy were the techs, like me.

The educational programs of pharmacy technician courses, or any pharmacology course, relied heavily on a mixture of biology and chemistry classes that centralize on the function of chemicals on certain parts of the human body. Ergo, as early as your first semester, you would already be learning about how certain neurotransmitters are affected via different hormones transmitted over your body. if you feel giddy every time you see your romantic partner or eat a chocolate bar, I can tell why from a scientific point of view. It’s awesome, I know.

In the three years, including the 1 year where I enrolled in a virtual campus, I spent most of them inside a (virtual) laboratory. Lectures were at least 3 hours long and laboratory classes at double that, depending on how well you performed the activity and depending on how good your instructors are. During my off hours, I spent most of them reading up one chapter or two because I couldn’t read at home due to mommy duties.

The pharmacology course was relatively easy because of my background as a nursing assistant, but I could tell that it was difficult for those who didn’t have an idea on how the medical industry worked.

Have flexibility and the freedom to complete the courses and coursework all on your own time.

Say adieu to demanding and stringent class programs, and enjoy being able to work all on your own time, and at your own pace.

The old rigorous class schedules of Arizona are a manner of yesteryear. You now have to appear on time for a certain class, or fight traffic to get across Glendale from your day job to category.

With on-line versions of all the current classes, you can complete your coursework and all studying from smartphone or your laptop rather than sitting in a Glendale class.

Do’t stress – you can stop and resume your group load is convenient for you, so that life occasions wo’t get in the way of advancing your career and future.

Many schools have both online and in-person courses available, so you can work in whatever environment you’re most comfortable in.

Stop waiting around and wasting your time. Figure out if you got accepted in just minutes, and not weeks with the new application system.

Many folks like to stress out about the program process they used to have to go through to get into school in Arizona.

This is no longer the situation. The application procedure is now simpler and shorter than ever before!

The program itself usually only takes a few minutes to finish, and needs basic advice that is private. But within minutes you’ll learn if you were tolerated or not into the Glendale school, and how much in scholarship and grant money you can anticipate.

This program procedure is much easier than the typical ones for other Arizona schools.

Today go through the process, and just see if you are going to get accepted, and how much you can anticipate to get back in scholarships and grants!

Get on the movement now with this exceptionally in demand profession now, and prepare for tremendous growth potential later on all over Arizona.

It’s no mystery that the general population in America and state of Arizona is getting.

This fact is only going to continue for years to come, and jobs in these fields will become more and more in-demand as senior workers start to retire, and need the services even more.

There are already hundreds of jobs all around Arizona, and dozens in the city of Glendale that could use a pharmacy technology like you. Are you ready to make the job and get into a comfortable and stable occupation like this?

Apply now to learn what type of scholarships you can get as a Glendale pupil!

Last Updated09/14/2019

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Glendale Pharmacy Technician School

500 N Central Ave
Glendale, AZ 91203

Frequently Asked Questions About Pharmacy Tech Programs in Glendale

Will a job as a Pharmacy Technician be the right choice for me?

This is an extremely common question and it's also ordinary for someone to want to know whether a certain occupation will be right for them. A drugstore livelihood will offer you the chance to be included in an extremely fast growing field. Pharmacy technicians work directly with the Glendale pharmacists to make certain that patients get the appropriate drugs. A job as a pharmacy technician isn't easy, but is rewarding. You are going to spend most of your day on your feet and you may work various shifts holidays and weekends.

Will pharmacy technician students have to get uniforms to wear during schooling?

The main response is yes, while this response may change determined by what school someone is going to for their credits. All students will need to get specific uniforms that they are required to wear. These are worn during any clinical rotations. They will also be worn at any local sites in Glendale that are off from the campus. When the student begins their orientation for the school, they are going to be informed if so, what type of uniform they will have to get and if they have to get an uniform.

What are the main requirements for most states (specifically Arizona) that are necessary to start a job as a pharmacy technician?

The requirements for every state will change for the Pharmacy Technician education and systems. Yet, in many states in order to get work as a Pharmacy Technician you'll need to be 18 years or older, you may have to pass a Arizona state exam, get a Arizona state license, pass a national certification and even go through a background check which may need you to get fingerprinted. These are the principal demands for most states but again they may differ determined by the state that you are buying job in.

What responsibilities does a pharmacy technician in Glendale have?

A pharmacy technician will work at a Glendale hospital or a retail position in Arizona. They will be of assistance of the pharmacist by labeling, inventing and even dispensing the medications. They distribute some of the most routine medication orders and may also repackage the medications. Keep track of records and two of the other principal tasks of a pharmacy technician is to do medication inventory.

Will I be able to get funding for the Pharmacy Technician program I enroll in?

Being able to go to school to become a Pharmacy Technician sometimes takes a lot of time and it takes commitment on your part. If you don’t actually have a budget that allows you to have leeway it can cost quite a bit. Nonetheless, there are some financing options for someone who desires to go to a Pharmacy Technician program. Some schools in Arizona allow for students to get financial aid, grants can be got by some students and there may be other funding options as well.

What are some things learned in Pharmacy Technician School?

There are distinct areas and many matters that you just may discover about when you are in Pharmacy Technician education. Some of these many different things you could learn include psychopharmacology, medical terminology, medical workplace skills, pharmacology, side effects of specific drugs, vaccines, vitamins, minerals, oncology agents, pharmacy law and ethics, stock managements, systems used in the pharmacy, dosing and much more.

How many pharmacy technicians does one pharmacist need?

Part of knowing more about the growing job market for pharmacy technicians is learning about the work that pharmacists do and what help they want from pharmacy technicians. On average, every pharmacist will need about three pharmacy technicians to help them in the occupation. Understanding this can assist you when you go searching for jobs in this field in particular areas or states (like Arizona).

What questions should I ask myself to see if a job in Glendale as a Pharmacy Technician is right for me?

There are some questions which you can ask yourself if you're looking into going to school for or getting a job as a Pharmacy Technician. You can ask yourself if you are able to see yourself working with and doing that type of work for quite a while and coping with patients who are getting their medications? Who can ask yourself whether you have the traits and abilities that it takes to work in the front lines of the drugstore field? It's possible for you to ask yourself whether you like the outlook for this job?

What is different about a Pharmacy Technician from other professionals in the healthcare field?

A Pharmacy Technician is different from other professionals in the healthcare area. Generally, a Pharmacy Technician will work in the main parts of the company along with the Pharmacist they're helping. They will be helping to dispense medications at Glendale hospitals and other places also. The person someone speaks to when they call the pharmacy is usually going to be a Pharmacy Technician.

What kind of people will be teaching the Pharmacy Technician classes?

There are numerous sort of people that may be teaching Pharmacy Technician classes. Some of the kinds of people that you will find as teachers in this kind of school or plan comprise those who have graduated from such a school in Glendale themselves, those that have experienced working in the health care area and even those that are Pharmacy Technicians.

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