All Pharmacy-assistant-training Posts

What’s the Daily Routine of a Pharmacy Assistant?

Sep 2, 2021 10:21:07 AM

A pharmacy assistant is the person behind the counter who greets customers as they come in for prescriptions or over-the-counter medicines.

Assistants play a key role in supporting licensed pharmacists and keeping the pharmacy running smoothly.

The pharmacy assistant job description includes updating patient records, preparing prescriptions, answering the phone, monitoring inventory, and processing payments and insurance claims.

Thinking about taking on this role? Wondering what your daily routine might look like?

In this post, we take you through a typical workday for a pharmacy assistant. We also explain how the role differs a bit depending on the type of pharmacy you work in.

Let’s get started.

Your Top 5 Duties as a Pharmacy Assistant: What to Expect at Work

Jul 27, 2021 1:01:40 PM

If you’re hoping for a hands-on role in healthcare that you can train for in less than a year, consider a career as a pharmacy assistant.

Pharmacy assistants play an important part in helping licensed pharmacists address patients’ needs. They carry out a mix of clerical, technical, and customer service tasks that keep a pharmacy functioning smoothly.

In fact, when customers come to get a prescription or an over-the-counter medication, the pharmacy assistant is typically the person they deal with most often.

So what do pharmacy assistants actually do? If you take on this role, what would your daily responsibilities include?

Read on to learn about the top 5 pharmacy assistant duties.

New Pharmacy Assistant Program at Herzing Toronto: 10 Quick Facts

Jun 9, 2020 1:22:36 PM

There is strong demand for pharmacy assistants in Toronto right now. The latest Government Job Bank report shows we have a labour shortage in this field. There are not enough trained pharmacy assistants to fill available jobs. 

Employment growth is expected to continue for the next several years, making now an excellent time to start your career. 

To help prepare the next generation of pharmacy assistants, Herzing College Toronto has launched a new Pharmacy Assistant diploma program. 

Becoming a Pharmacy Assistant: Training, Careers & Life at Work

Aug 5, 2019 9:45:54 AM

Becoming a pharmacy assistant is the perfect choice for someone who wants an in-demand career in healthcare—without spending years earning a university degree.

Are you patient, a good communicator, eager to help others, and highly detail-focused? Are you interested in pharmacology, healthcare products, and the process of preparing prescription drugs?

This is the profile of a successful pharmacy assistant student.

In this post, we explain all the steps involved in becoming a pharmacy assistant in Ontario. We break down how to get your pharmacy assistant diploma, career options after college, and what to expect at work.

What to Expect from Pharmacy Assistant Training at Herzing

Apr 9, 2019 11:49:33 AM

Considering pharmacy assistant training, but not totally sure this career path is right for you? Wondering about job options, courses, and the skills you would need to succeed in this field?

We've got you covered. This week, we gathered together the most frequently asked questions about pharmacy assistant training at Herzing.

These are the questions we often get from prospective students, who are trying to figure out what this program is all about.

For answers, we went straight to the source: Robert Orser.  Robert (Bob) is the instructor for Herzing's Pharmacy Assistant Program, and has more than 40 years experience in the field.

Strong Demand for Pharmacy Assistants in Ottawa: Should You Get Training?

Feb 27, 2019 3:23:10 PM

Whether you're fresh out of high school, or looking for better job options as an adult, career training is a fast, effective way to open up new opportunities.

And if you're going to invest in training, one of your key questions should be: Are there plenty of available jobs in my chosen field? How difficult will it be to land my first position after completing the program?

The ultimate goal is to find a career you like, and are good at—which also has strong employment prospects where you live.

We're covering one of those careers in today's post: Pharmacy Assistant. We'll look at the latest salary information, employment outlook, key skills, and training requirements for this role.

4 Key Skills You'll Learn in Pharmacy Assistant Training & Use Every Day at Work

Aug 15, 2018 11:09:26 AM

What exactly does a pharmacy assistant do? What kinds of responsibilities would you have at work, and what does training involve?

If you're considering this career path, these are probably some of the questions you're asking.

In this post, we'd like to offer you a window into both pharmacy assistant training—and the kinds of tasks you'll be expected to perform on a daily basis at work.

Top Pros & Cons of Becoming a Pharmacy Assistant

Jul 3, 2018 2:03:13 PM

What's the best thing about working as a pharmacy assistant? And what are some of the day-to-day challenges people face in this role?

And the big question: should you take pharmacy assistant training and invest in this career path?

In this post, we're breaking down the top pros and cons of becoming a pharmacy assistant, so you can get a clearer picture of whether this diploma program is right for you.

Should You Take Pharmacy Assistant Training? 5 Questions to Consider

Jul 18, 2017 1:39:05 PM

One of the key steps in choosing career training is looking closely at how typical job requirements stack up against your natural skills and characteristics. A profession might look great on paper, but be fundamentally unsuited to your wants, needs, and long term goals.

If you're looking for fast entry into a health care career, a number of college programs may catch your eye—including pharmacy assistant training, which is one of the shortest health care diplomas available.

But before you jump in, take a moment to consider the core attributes needed to excel as a pharmacy assistant, and what kinds of tasks you'll be responsible for on-the-job.

What it's Like to Work as a Pharmacy Assistant: Challenges, Rewards, Opportunities

May 3, 2017 8:37:21 AM

Many people looking for fast entry into a healthcare career choose pharmacy assistant training. The diploma program is relatively short, there is demand for pharmacy assistants in Ontario, and graduates can pursue careers in different settings (retail, clinic, or hospital pharmacies).

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