Iowa Valley Continuing Education offers a Pharmacy Technician program which is a concentrated, short-term career preparation course of study.
As a pharmacy technician, you are a healthcare professional that is an essential member of the pharmacy team. Pharmacy technicians practice in a wide variety of pharmacy settings, including community settings such as chain or independent pharmacies, hospitals, home health care, long-term care, nuclear pharmacy and managed health care facilities. Expanding pharmacy technicians’ roles is critical to evolving the pharmacy practice model.
Good job opportunities are expected for full-time and part-time work, especially for technicians with formal training or previous experience. Job openings for pharmacy technicians will result from the expansion of community pharmacies and other employment settings, and from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or leave the labor force. Health services are one of the largest industries in the country, with more than 11 million jobs, including the self-employed. Nine out of 20 occupations projected to grow the fastest are concentrated in health services. Most jobs require less than 4 years of college education.