Top Pharmacy Technician Certificate Programs

A pharmacy technician certificate program prepares you to become a pharmacy technician. These programs do not provide pharmacy technician certification, but prepare you for certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board and the National Healthcareer Association.

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A.T. Still University of Health Sciences--KirksvilleMedical
Kirksville, MO

Albany Medical CollegeMedical
Albany, NY

Augusta UniversityMedical
Augusta, GA

Baylor College of MedicineMedical
Houston, TX

Boston UniversityMedical
Boston, MA

Brown UniversityMedical
Providence, RI

Case Western Reserve UniversityMedical
Cleveland, OH

Columbia UniversityMedical
New York, NY

Cornell UniversityMedical
New York, NY

Creighton UniversityMedical
Omaha, NE

Dartmouth CollegeMedical
Hanover, NH

Des Moines UniversityMedical
Des Moines, IA

Drexel UniversityMedical
Philadelphia, PA

Duke UniversityMedical
Durham, NC

East Carolina UniversityMedical
Greenville, NC

East Tennessee State Univ.Medical
Johnson City, TN

Eastern Virginia Medical SchoolMedical
Norfolk, VA

Edward Via Col. of Osteopathic Med.--Virginia, Carolinas, and AuburnMedical
Blacksburg, VA

Emory UniversityMedical
Atlanta, GA

Florida State UniversityMedical
Tallahassee, FL

George Washington UniversityMedical
Washington, DC

Georgetown UniversityMedical
Washington, DC

Harvard UniversityMedical
Boston, MA

Howard UniversityMedical
Washington, DC

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiMedical
New York, NY

Indiana University--IndianapolisMedical
Indianapolis, IN

Johns Hopkins UniversityMedical
Baltimore, MD

Kansas City University of Medicine and BiosciencesMedical
Kansas City, MO

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic MedicineMedical
Erie, PA

Loma Linda UniversityMedical
Loma Linda, CA

Loyola University ChicagoMedical
Maywood, IL

LSU Health Sciences Center--New OrleansMedical
New Orleans, LA

LSU Health Sciences Center--ShreveportMedical
Shreveport, LA

Marshall UniversityMedical
Huntington, WV

Mayo Medical SchoolMedical
Rochester, MN

Medical College of WisconsinMedical
Milwaukee, WI

Medical University of South CarolinaMedical
Charleston, SC

Meharry Medical CollegeMedical
Nashville, TN

Mercer UniversityMedical
Macon, GA

Michigan State UniversityMedical
Grand Rapids, MI

Michigan State UniversityMedical
East Lansing, MI

Midwestern UniversityMedical
Glendale, AZ

Midwestern UniversityMedical
Downers Grove, IL

Morehouse School of MedicineMedical
Atlanta, GA

New York Institute of TechnologyMedical
Long Island, NY

New York Medical CollegeMedical
Valhalla, NY

New York UniversityMedical
New York, NY

Northeast Ohio Medical UniversityMedical
Rootstown, OH

Northwestern UniversityMedical
Chicago, IL

Nova Southeastern UniversityMedical
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Complete Your Pharmacy Technician Certification Online

The overall national healthcare industry is growing, and pharmacy technicians are part of that trend. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that by 2020, there will be 32% more people in the pharmacy technician field, or about 108,000 new jobs. This is much faster growth than the average for all occupations nationwide.

The Role of the Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy technicians work under the direct supervision of pharmacists. They are often the main contact in a pharmacy with the customer, answering their questions and setting up meetings with the pharmacist if deemed necessary. They also handle dispensing some of the medications and telling the customer about the proper way to take the medication. Some are also charged with administrative duties that can including processing payments from customers and filing insurance claims for reimbursement.

The explosion in the number of pharmacy technicians can be traced, in part, to the aging Baby Boomer population who are expected to live longer and require more healthcare than previous generations. Pharmacy technicians work in a variety of locations because of the proliferation of pharmacies in places such as retail and grocery stores.

Pharmacy Technician Requirements

Like most professions, the more education you attain, the more chances you have at winning better-paying positions with more responsibilities. An online pharmacy certificate or on-campus program can be a good step on that path when coupled with pharmacy technician training and eventual certification by an accredited organization.