Pharmacy Technician Job Outlook for 2020

HealthcareNovember 21, 2019

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Increased demand for prescription medications
will lead to more demand for pharmaceutical services. There is no doubt that prescription medicines are improving health and lengthening lifespans in the US.  

According to the World Health Organization, people are living longer than ever before. With an aging population living full lives, medicines and treatments are needed to help people stay active. Fortis trains pharmacy technicians who can help make sure prescriptions are filled safely as they work under the direction of a pharmacist.

Opportunities to Advance

Life expectancy has increased globally. Older generations are often prescribed more medication than younger generations to function and will rely on pharmacy technicians heavily in the future.

While life expectancy is at a new high, our health as individuals in society is not necessarily always getting better. Thankfully, advances in pharmaceutical research are making it possible to fight chronic diseases such as diabetes with prescription medication.

Changing Roles

Pharmacies are becoming more dependent on technicians. With pharmacists focusing on customer service and patient attention, pharmacy technicians now are needed to take on larger responsibilities and independent work. Technicians may take on work previously done by pharmacists like collecting patient information, preparing more types of medications, and verifying the work of other technicians.

Start Your Career

Fortis offers a pharmacy technician training program to prepare students for entry-level positions working with pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, pharmaceutical companies and more. If you are interested in a career in pharmaceuticals, you can schedule a tour at one of our campuses. Please visit the Pharmacy Technician page on our website, or call (855) 247-3940 for more information. Get started today!