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Online Pharmacy Technician Professional Training Program

Pharmacy Technician Professionals are in high demand.

Whether you're just starting out or aiming to elevate your healthcare career, Health Tech Academy's online certification program prepares you for the skills, competencies and certification prep to work in retail and clinical pharmacies.

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Get the knowledge and skills to launch your career as a Pharmacy Technician Professional, working alongside doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to provide direct patient care.

  • Acquire essential knowledge and skills to launch your career as a Pharmacy Technician Professional.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals and support patient care in various healthcare settings.
  • Learn vital signs monitoring, patient hygiene, and assistance with daily activities.
  • Gain hands-on experience in patient communication and bedside care.
  • Prepare for certification and start making a difference in patient lives.
Self-Paced Bootcamp

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1-1 Coaching Sessions

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Learning and Assessments

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Exams Preparation

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Industry-Recognised Certification

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Mentors and Career Services

Continued Support from Mentors and Career Services

About the Pharmacy Technician Professional Training Program

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Web browser with internet connection
  • Course registration and payment
Cost & Included Materials

Cost & Included Materials

  • $3,450
  • Instructor-led video-based training
  • eBooks: Elsevier – Mosby’s Pharmacy Technician, 6th Edition
  • CPhT (PTCB) exam fee
Student Services

Student Services

  • Mentorship from expert coaches
  • CPht Certification Exam Prep
  • 6-month post-program access to career coaches

Health Tech Academy Tuition Advantage

Unlock your future in healthcare technology with flexible payment options including full payments, installment plans, and government grant assistance. 

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Use/mention discount code HTA550 to get $550 discount. Full tuition payment only.



The above pricing estimate covers a 12-month payment plan, excluding a down payment.

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What Will I Learn?

Our Pharmacy Technician Professional bootcamp gets you job-ready with virtual and hands-on training from expert instructors and coaches. Within weeks, you’ll be able to put your new knowledge and skills into practice.

  • Course 1: Introduction to Pharmacy Technician
  • Course 2: Pharmacy Practice
  • Course 3: Federal Requirements Pharmacy Law
  • Course 4: Medications
  • Course 5: Order Entry and Inventory Management
  • Course 6: Operations, Safety, and Management
  • Course 7: Therapeutic Agents in Pharmacology
  • Course 8: Therapeutic Agents by System

Download the syllabus to view all courses and requirements.

Student Support Resources

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    Education Resources

    1:1 Coaching, E-Books, Online platform, Procedure Videos, Skills Checklist, Practice Exams and Welcome Kits.

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    Job Placement Resources

    Resume building, Interview preparation, Professional profile building, LinkedIn Optimization, Employability Training and Soft Skills Development.

Meet Your Pharmacy Technician Professional Instructor

  • LaKeisha Palmer brings over 20 years experience in Pharmacy Operations. Since 2002, she has been a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPh.T) with Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). She also has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, and a Master's in Business Administration (MBA). Her experience in Business and Pharmacy Operations is the perfect combination to equip students for a successful career as a Pharmacy Technician. She believes that all students must have a knowledgeable solid foundation to perform in excellence daily. When she is not working, LaKeisha loves to read, cook, and travel with her family. She looks forward to sharing her knowledge and expertise with students and is very excited to be a part of the Health Tech Academy team.

Career Possibilities for Pharmacy Technician Professional

Pharmacy Technician Professionals can explore various career possibilities across different industries, each offering different average salaries and work environments:

Retail Pharmacies

Retail Pharmacies:

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Retail Pharmacies:

Retail pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of pharmacists in settings such as drugstores, grocery stores, and retail chains. Their responsibilities include filling prescriptions, managing inventory, providing customer service, processing insurance claims, and ensuring accuracy in medication dispensing.

Average Annual Salary: $35,230

Hospital Pharmacies

Hospital Pharmacies

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Hospital Pharmacies:

Pharmacy technicians in hospital settings assist pharmacists in preparing and dispensing medications to patients. They may be involved in tasks such as compounding medications, preparing IV solutions, managing medication distribution systems, and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards.

Average Annual Salary: $43,290

Online and Mail Order Pharmacies

Online and Mail Order Pharmacies

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Online and Mail Order Pharmacies:

Technicians in online and mail order pharmacies handle prescription orders received digitally or over the phone. They assist in verifying prescriptions, packaging medications for shipment, and providing customer support. Attention to detail and proficiency in digital communication are essential in this role.

Average Annual Salary: $38,950

Nursing and Residential Care Facilities

Nursing and Residential Care Facilities

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Nursing and Residential Care Facilities:

Pharmacy technicians working in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other long-term care settings collaborate with pharmacists to ensure safe and efficient medication management for residents. Their duties may include medication dispensing, inventory management, and assisting with medication administration procedures.

Average Annual Salary: $38,700

Outpatient Rehabilitation and Mental Health Centers

Outpatient Rehabilitation and Mental Health Centers

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Outpatient Rehabilitation and Mental Health Centers:

Pharmacy technicians in outpatient mental health centers play a crucial role in supporting patients with their medication needs. They may assist in medication reconciliation, medication therapy management, and providing education to patients on medication usage and adherence.

Average Annual Salary: $34,720

Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing

Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing

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Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing:

Technicians employed in pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities work in laboratory settings, assisting scientists and researchers in various stages of drug development and production. Their responsibilities may include compounding medications, conducting quality control tests, and ensuring adherence to regulatory guidelines.

Average Annual Salary: $42,900

Free Career Assessment

Is pharmacy technician the right career path for you? Take our free career assessment to determine which healthcare career path is the best fit for you.

*These salary estimates are based on 2021 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and may vary depending on factors such as location, experience, and specific employer.




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Pharmacy Technician Professional Program Comparisons

logo-mark Community College Online Colleges
Program & Tuition Cost $3,450 $4,864 on average $9,600+
Exam Fees, Books & Materials Included Additional $250-500
Job Ready In 4-6 months 1-2 years 1-2 years
Clear Path to Certification Sometimes Sometimes
1-on-1 Career Coaching
Schedule Flexibility Varies
Travel Requirements None Required for in-person courses and labs None
Content Delivery All online Varies All online

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Pharmacy Technician Professional Bootcamp FAQs

What does a Pharmacy Technician Professional do?

Hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and private practices depend on the expertise of certified pharmacy technicians for the preparation & distribution of accurate prescription medication and the delivery of exceptional customer care. You’ll act as the pharmacist’s right hand and assist with everything from processing prescription requests from patients and doctors, handling insurance claim forms, properly labeling medications and more.

What is CPhT certification?

CPhT is the industry-recognized pharmacy technician certification that most employers prefer, and many require. Students who successfully complete Health Tech Academy’s Pharmacy Technician Professional program are qualified to earn their certification.

How do I get my CPhT Certification?

Upon successful completion of the Certified Pharmacy Technician Professional Bootcamp, students are qualified to apply for the CPhT exam by PTCB. After achieving a passing exam score, students will earn the CPhT certification.

Are Pharmacy Technician Professionals healthcare professionals?

Yes, pharmacy technicians are healthcare professionals. They play a key role in the care team by supporting patients’ medication therapy management and frequently interact with pharmacists, providers, and patients.

Can anyone take the Pharmacy Technician Professional exam?

No, there are criteria you must meet to be eligible for the PTCB’s CPhT exam. You must have your high school diploma or GED, and you must complete a pharmacy technician training program, such as the online program offered by Health Tech Academy pharmacy, or have qualifying related experience.

What technology do I need to complete Health Tech Academy’s Pharmacy Technician Professional program?

Our Pharmacy Technician Professional program is online, so you’ll need access to a computer, as well as a reliable internet connection.

How long is the Pharmacy Technician Professional program?

Health Tech Academy’s Pharmacy Technician Professional program is self-paced but designed to be completed over the course of 16 weeks. (That’s significantly less than many programs!)

Will the Pharmacy Technician Professional program help me get a job?

Absolutely! Our professional team of career coaches are here to support you through the certification process, resume building, job opportunities, and mock interviews. With our flexible and engaging Pharmacy Technician Professional bootcamp, you’ll be ready to land a job in a matter of weeks.

How much do Pharmacy Technician Professionals make?

Salaries range based on certification status, experience, and location. The average annual salary of a Pharmacy Technician Professional in May 2021 is $36,740. Completing this program can help improve your earning potential by giving you in-demand knowledge and skills, career coaching, and certification preparation.

Do I need healthcare experience to start the Pharmacy Technician Professional program?

No. Our Pharmacy Technician Professional program is suitable for all learners, positioning you begin a career in healthcare.

Do I need healthcare experience to start the pharmacy technician training program?

No. Our pharmacy technician training program is suitable for all learners, positioning you begin a career in healthcare.


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