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					Pharmacy Careers
CAREERS IN PHARMACY TODAY




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        PRIMARY
     RESPONSIBILITY:
THE PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY OF ANY
   EMPLOYEE IN THE PHARMACY
          PROFESSION:

Ensure that patients receive proper
drug therapy for their condition…

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   PRIMARY
RESPONSIBILITY:
   “The right drug,
  in the right dose,
 via the right route,
 to the right patient,
  at the right time.”
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 Recommended High School
      Preparation:
 Strong Math and Science Background
  (AP courses)

 Well-rounded – extracurricular and
  volunteer activities

 Being a CPhT (Certified Pharmacy Tech)

 2/3 of pharm schools require PCAT
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   Helpful Service:
 American Association of
  Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)

 Launched PharmCAS
     (1/2 U.S. Pharm Schools participated
           as of 2003)

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A CAREER AS A
PHARMACIST
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  PHARMACISTS AND
 PHARMACY TRAINING:

 Pharmacy training now involves
  a 6-year program granting a
  PharmD.

 Schools must be accredited
  colleges of pharmacy.
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     PHARMACISTS AND
    PHARMACY TRAINING:

   First 2 or 3 years of program (pre-
    Pharm): 2 semesters of calculus; 1 of
    biology; 2 of chem; 1 of physics

 Years 4 through 6: Professional
  Program

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PHARMACISTS AND PHARMACY TRAINING:


 All states require licensure and
 registration (RPh).
 There are various board certifications in
 specialties (pediatrics, oncology, nuclear
 pharmacy, nutrition).


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 Various Pharmacist
   Career Areas:
 Retail                 Poison Control
 Hospital               Veterinary
 Home Infusion          Academia/Teaching
 Industry               Research
 Mail-Order             Government
 Managed Care           Military
 Nuclear Pharmacy       Other (ever-emerging)
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  Salary Prospects:
Bureau of Labor Statistics (May 2004):
Median Salary -- $85K per year
(national)
In NY Metropolitan Area: starting
salary could be $120K (retail)

              Pharmacy Technician Enterprises, Inc.
A CAREER AS A
 PHARMACY
 TECHNICIAN
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               role of the
       PHARMACY TECHNICIAN:


 The role of the pharmacy technician is
to assist the pharmacist in any area that
 does not require professional judgment.


               Pharmacy Technician Enterprises, Inc.
            role of the
      PHARMACY TECHNICIAN:

Technicians allow pharmacists to spend
       more time on tasks
requiring professional judgment.

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PHARMACY TECH TRAINING:


  Historically, on-the-job training.

  1990: Pharmacy Technician
   Certification Board (National
   Certification)

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PHARMACY TECH TRAINING:


  CPhT
  Pre-requisite: high school
   diploma or GED
  or completion of a pharmacy
   technician training program
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PHARMACY TECH TRAINING:


  www.pharmacytechu.com




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     PHARMACY TECHNICIAN TRAINING
               PROGRAM

				
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