|Faculty:||School of Health Sciences
|Field of Study:||Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
|Description:||Demand for pharmacy technicians is growing. You will be part of a pharmacy team, filling prescriptions, assisting patients, maintaining records and more. Your focus will be the accurate preparation and delivery of medications to your patient. It’s a career that demands careful attention to detail, a high degree of integrity and lifelong learning. There is zero tolerance for math errors, so you will need to be good at basic math. You will also need to be comfortable following strict procedures and a good communicator who is comfortable talking with patients and other health professionals. Pharmacy technicians have strong organizational skills, are multi-taskers, and utilize precise written and oral communication within their workplaces.
You will find a lot of career doors open to you. Most Saskatchewan Polytechnic grads work in hospitals, but there are also jobs in community pharmacies, drug manufacturing facilities and other businesses involved in medication distribution and support.