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August 9, 2023

Become A Pharmacy Technician Specialist

by Pete Dulin

By 2030, the healthcare industry is expected to generate over 400,000 new pharmacy technician jobs. Clearly, demand exists for certified pharmacy technicians who possess the skills necessary to fulfill the many roles of the position. Online job boards features numerous entry-level positions in cities across the U.S.

What Does a Pharmacy Technician Specialist Do?

The role’s duties include being certified to

  • Receive and process prescription requests from patients and those sent electronically from doctors’ offices
  • Accurately count, weigh, pour and mix medications
  • Prepare accurate prescription labels and package prescriptions
  • Prepare and process insurance claim forms

MedCerts 16-week online certification training program for Pharmacy Technician Specialist prepares you for the exam for Certified Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) through the National Healthcareer Association.

Courses included in this program are:

  • Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology
  • Pharmacy Technician Principles and Practices

The  Pharmacy Technician course is designed to educate and train the student in the diverse field of Pharmacy Technology.

As a student, you will be provided didactic coursework in the areas of prescription processing, pharmacy nomenclature, biopharmaceutics and drug activity, dosage calculations, and common mathematical formulas and conversions. Consideration of drug routes and formulations includes tablets and capsules, liquid prescriptions, parenteral and enteral, and insulin and syringes.

You will also learn about the advanced roles of the Pharmacy Technician, such as Medication Therapy Management, Motivational Interviewing, Comprehensive Medication Review, and Chronic Care Management. To better understand the business side of pharmacy world, students will learn about HIPAA, drug regulation and control, inventory management, financial considerations, documentation and coding, legal and ethical issues, and communication techniques.

Watch The MedCerts Pharmacy Technician Specialist Program Sneak Peek

How Do I Get Started?

Request more information from UMKC TalentLink’s healthcare training partner MedCerts about the Pharmacy Technician Specialist program. A MedCerts representative will contact you to share program information and answer your questions. 

During the 16-week Pharmacy Technician Specialist online program, students learn essential knowledge that can help them earn certification and secure a job with a healthcare employer.