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Get Your Pharmacy Technician Training at Everest College in Melrose Park

PharmacyTechnician2Are you tired of jumping from dead-end job to dead-end job? Are you looking for a career with status and longevity? Then you may want to consider training to become a pharmacy technician. And if you live in Chicago’s western suburbs, the place to get that training is at Everest College in Melrose Park.

4 Reasons to Become a Pharmacy Technician

Why train to be a pharmacy technician? Here are four good reasons:

1. Health care is a fast-growing field.

Pharmacies are part of the health care industry, one of the largest and fastest-growing sectors of America’s economy. According to a recent study by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and Workforce, the health care industry is expected to grow at twice the national average, adding 5.6 million jobs by 2020.[1]

2. Pharmacy technicians are in demand.

There’s a strong demand for pharmacy technicians. Nationally, about 105,000 new pharmacy tech jobs are expected to be created between 2012 and 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. About 450 of them will be in Illinois alone, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, Economic Information and Analysis Division.[2]

3. Pharmacy Technician Work Is Varied and Challenging

As a working pharmacy technician, you will likely have a variety of responsibilities. You’ll probably have direct customer contact. You will also input prescriptions, prepare, label and record prescription orders. Because your customers’ health is at stake, your work must always be complete and precise. When it comes to prescription drugs, there is no room for error.

4. You Don’t Need a College Degree to Be a Pharmacy Technician

To qualify for most pharmacy technician positions, you need only have a high school diploma, and then completed career training in a recognized pharmacy technician training program. You must also be registered and certified with Illinois Board of Pharmacy.

Now that you know the benefits of pharmacy technician training, the next question is: Why train at Everest?

5 Reasons to Get Your Pharmacy Technician Training at Everest

Here are five compelling reasons to choose Everest College for your pharmacy technician training:

1. Everest Is Well-Known for Health Care Career Training

Everest’s specialty health care career training is known and recognized nationwide. Every year, Everest trains and graduates thousands of qualified pharmacy technicians, as well as medical assistants, medical administrative assistants, practical nurses, surgical technologists and dental assistants.

2. You’ll Get Hands-on Training

Much of your pharmacy technician education will involve hands-on work in a simulated workplace setting. You’ll learn by doing, performing the sort of tasks you would normally do in a working pharmacy using real tools of the trade.

3. Your Instructors Will Be Industry Professionals

Your instructors will be experienced in the pharmacy field and will know the demands of the working world. At Everest, you’ll get more than just an academic education; you’ll have an opportunity to share the wisdom and insights of people who’ve actually “been in the trenches.”

4. You Can Graduate Quickly

As a full-time student, you can complete Everest’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program and be ready to work in less than a year.

5. You Can Get Career Services Support

Upon graduation, you can get further support from Everest’s Career Services staff. These experienced professionals can help you with all aspects of your job search, including writing a winning resume, rehearsing effective interview responses, choosing a professional wardrobe and setting up appointments with local employers.

About the Melrose Park Campus

Everest’s Melrose Park campus is located west of Chicago at 1101 W. North Avenue in Melrose Park, Illinois 60160.  In addition to its Pharmacy Technician program, the campus also offers Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Assistant, and Medical Insurance Billing and Coding career education programs.

For more information on Everest’s Pharmacy Technician training program in Melrose Park, contact Everest today!

Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

[1] Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/21/health-care-job-creation_n_1613479.html

[2] Source: http://www.careerinfonet.org/occ_rep.asp?optstatus=011000000&soccode=292052&id=1&nodeid=2&stfips=17&search=Go

[3] Source: http://www.careerinfonet.org/occ_rep.asp?optstatus=011000000&soccode=292052&id=1&nodeid=2&stfips=17&search=Go

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