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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Tech School, Pharmacy Technician Training San Antonio

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At SWS, we want you to make the most informed decision before you take the next step with us. Our faculty and experienced teaching staff care about your success, so it’s important for us that you understand how Pharmacy Technician School will benefit your future!

What Does A Pharmacy Technician Do?

Pharmacy Technicians often act as the bridge between patients and physicians or pharmacists. They are often responsible for many patient interactions and duties, including the following:

  • Assisting pharmacists in a drugstore or hospital setting.
  • Welcoming patients and customers as they come to receive their prescriptions.
  • Counting tablets and measuring amounts of other medication for prescriptions.
  • Preparing and administering prescriptions as instructed by a physician or pharmacist.
  • Packaging and labeling prescriptions.
  • Accepting payment for prescriptions and processing insurance claims.

By attending classes at Pharmacy Technician School, students will learn competency in all of these tasks and more. By training for this career, pharmacy tech students can make themselves more employable.

How Much Can Pharmacy Technicians Make?

The most recent salary information comes from the 2015 Bureau of Labor Statistics. The median annual wage for pharmacy technicians was $30,410 in May 2015. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $20,950, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $45,030*.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Pharmacy Technicians, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/pharmacy-technicians.htm (visited February 14, 2017).

How Long Does It Take To Become A Pharmacy Technician At SWS?

At SWS, we know your time is valuable. That’s why we take pride in our ability to provide small class sizes so that students get personal teacher attention. This allows us to help you get through the pharmacy tech classes in a timely manner.

  • For Day Classes, the Pharmacy Technician program takes just under 8 Months to complete.
  • For Night Classes, the Pharmacy Technician program takes just under 12 Months to complete.
  • For Weekend Classes, the Pharmacy Technician program takes just under 12 Months to complete.

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Job Opportunities

• Retail Pharmacy
• Home Health Agencies
• Drug-related Companies
• Long-term Health Care Facility
• Healthcare Clinics
• Prescription Manager
• Pharmaceutical Companies

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Hear what our students have to say...
  • Thank you Southwest! That phone call that I made was the best thing that I have done in a long time. It has changed my life and allowed me to pursue a rewarding career.
  • I got the job that I really wanted.
  • After graduation I got a great job and just got my first raise which allowed me to purchase my first new car. If you are looking for a school to get you started in a new career, Southwest is the place to be. Breanna F
  • I am Graduate of the Pharmacy Technician program at Southwest Schools. The teachers at Southwest are the best. You are not a number at Southwest, the teachers care about you and your future. Breanna F
  • My life has changed now that I am working as a Certified Medical Assistant
  • If you want to change your life and get started in a rewarding career, I recommend that you come to Southwest Schools. They will make a difference in your life. Andrea R.
  • I would recommend that someone go to Southwest if they want to change their life and get started in a rewarding career.
  • The teachers at Southwest are more motivated to make you who you should be and what you want to be.
  • I would recommend Southwest because the programs are shorter, class sizes are small and you get the attention you need from some great instructors.
  • Southwest has given me the opportunity to go to school, get a job, and live my dream. The Education at Southwest Schools really works and so do their Graduates. Jennifer G.
  • Southwest is the best. You get in, get your education, get out, and start working right away.

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