Start a Successful Career Contributing to the Health & Safety of Your
Community in 43 Weeks
If you’re interested in the medical field, but aren’t looking to spend years in school, a career as a respected Pharmacy Assistant (PA) could be the career path for you. The Pharmacy Assistant program at Evergreen College will give you the skills and experience you need to begin a professional Pharmacy career in only 43 weeks.
As a Pharmacy Assistant, you’ll be an important member of the Healthcare community assisting a Pharmacist to dispense medication and other Healthcare products to patients. You’ll act as a lifeline for those who are ill, in pain, chronically or otherwise injured, or those who face other Health issues such as allergies and infections.
Healthy Employment Prospects for New Pharmacy Assistants
As with all jobs in the Healthcare field these days, job prospects for Pharmacy Assistants will be positively affected by an aging population and advances in science. The increased number of middle-aged and elderly people – who tend to use more prescription drugs than younger people, as well as an increase in the number and types of medications that are available – will increase the demand for quality, trained Pharmacy Professionals. That means great job prospects for you as a new professional entering the Pharmaceutical field. According to labour statistics, job outlook for Pharmacy Assistants is very good, with employment expected to grow faster than other careers.
Duties of a Pharmacy Assistant
As a professional Pharmacy Assistant you’ll work in a dynamic, often fast-paced environment. Pharmacy Assistants works under the supervision of a Pharmacist. Take a look below at some typical duties of a Pharmacy Assistant:
- Read and Dispense Prescriptions
- Prepare Compounds
- Prepare Aseptic
- Inventory Control
- Record keeping as required under the Food and Drug Act
- Narcotics Control
- Third Party Billing
- Drug Distribution
- Repacking Pharmaceuticals
- Computer Processing
- Clerical and other duties
- Interact with patients/customers
Plus, in addition to the well-regarded Evergreen College Pharmacy Assistant Certification, as a successful graduate of this program you’ll also receive your First Aid & CPR certifications.
As a Pharmacy Assistant you’ll use a wide range of skills, from an extensive scientific knowledge about the design, production, reactions and uses of medicines to the ability to communicate effectively with Pharmacists, customers, patients and doctors.
Field Placement: Nothing Beats On-the-Job Experience
You’ll make a smooth transition from training into the professional setting and will start your new career with confidence after gaining plenty of hands-on, practical experience in a real Pharmacy setting before you graduate. Some students are even offered jobs with their clinical placement employers. You could land a great job while you’re still in school!
Successful graduates of the Evergreen Pharmacy Assistant program have found employment in Retail Pharmacies, Department Stores, Health Care Facilities, Medical Centres, Clinics, Industrial Pharmacies, Pharmaceutical Laboratories & Wholesalers, Internet Pharmacies, Federal Government, Educational Institutions and more!
Flexible Schedules to Fit Your Lifestyle
In the Community Service Worker Program at Evergreen College you can choose the schedule that fits your lifestyle. You will have the option to attend the classes in the Morning, Evening, or choose our weekends option. We recognize that our students have a variety of responsibilities. Whatever your unique situation, Evergreen has a program that works for you.
Discover Your Funding Opportunities
Your education is an investment in your future. At Evergreen College we realize that all students come from unique financial backgrounds. There are many options when it comes to financing your education including Second Career for individuals receiving EI or OW, programs for recipients of WSIB & ODSP, Instalment Payment Plans, Bursaries, Scholarships, Loans, Lines of Credit and more. Our Financial Aid experts can help you navigate your funding options and discover the financing solution that’s right for you.