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Begin an Exciting Career as a Pharmacy Technician!

In under 17 months you could be working as a Pharmacy Technician in a hospital or pharmacy to provide medication to patients in need.

At a Glance

% Graduates Achieved Their Goals
% Graduates are Satisfied with their Penn Foster Studies*

Explore Your Opportunity


Career Discovery

Learn about various aspects of the Pharmacy Technician career, such as a day in the life, typical jobs available, required skills, and more.


Program Outline

Explore the specific skills you'll learn and lessons you'll complete in the Penn Foster program by reading through the syllabus.

How do I know if this is the right career for me?

As an Pharmacy Technician, you work alongside pharmacists, helping to dispense medication for patients. You may work either in a hospital setting or in a retail pharmacy. This work requires great care, as you'll be responsible for handling and storing drugs and chemicals. Pharmacy Techs who work in retail tend to work about 40 hours per week, while hospital workers' schedules vary quite a bit more. To learn more about this type of work, the skills you'll need to begin a career, and the opportunities that may be presented to you, download the Career Guide by clicking the link below.


Your Success is Our Mission

That's why Penn Foster and Guild have partnered to provide you access to the best education possible in your pursuit of beginning a career as a Pharmacy Technician. With over 125 years of experience and over 3,000 courses, Penn Foster is uniquely positioned to help you set yourself apart as you begin your career journey.

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In-Demand Skills for Today's Jobs

Penn Foster's Pharmacy Technician program provides you with the real job skills that employers are looking for, giving you a leg up as you start your career.


Study When You Want

Our program is made for the working learner. The program's flexibility allows you to learn at home or on your break through our online, mobile-friendly student portal 24/7.


Support When You Need It

You're guided with enhanced support from Certified Instructors and Student Success Advocates - all working to help you succeed in your training program.

*Penn Foster End of Program Survey, data collected January 2021 through April 2022

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