New training program addresses high demand for technicians

November 12, 2007

U.S. Career Institute announces pharmacy technician course.

Citing the high demand for jobs and a healthy growth rate, the U.S. Career Institute announced the creation of a career training course for pharmacy technicians. "Pharmacy technicians are in high demand, and the career is one of the fastest-growing in America," said U.S. Career Institute president Ann Rohr. Just how fast this career is growing is reflected in statistics from the National Pharmacy Technician Association and the U.S. Department of Labor. The association has reported more than 39,000 pharmacy tech job openings since 2006, and the U.S. Department of Labor expects the field to grow 27% or more through 2014. The pharmacy technician training course is the institute's 17th and is designed to prepare enrollees for entry-level positions in pharmacies. The course is self-paced and can be completed in four months. Those interested in pursuing a career as a pharmacy technician can visit the institute's Web site,