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Career Outlook

Employment of pharmacy technicians is expected to grow by 32 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. As a result of advances in pharmaceutical research, more prescription medications are being used to fight diseases. Job prospects should be excellent for pharmacy technicians, particularly those with formal training and those with experience in retail settings.

- Occupational Outlook Handbook
U.S. Department of Labor

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Program Overview

This program provides you with the theory and hands-on experience necessary for an entry-level position as a pharmacy technician capable of working in any pharmacy environment. The classroom instruction is combined with practical lab work and a clinical externship that gives you real-life training to become qualified to assist licensed pharmacists in dispensing medications and other healthcare products that cure illnesses, ease pain and prolong lives. Coursework includes areas ranging from understanding and carrying out prescription requests to mixing or preparing medications, monitoring inventory, filing insurance claims and servicing patients.


The externship is designed to enhance the skills learned in the classroom or lab by allowing the student first hand experience in a pharmaceutical environment as part of the curriculum.

Program Objectives

  • Prepare you for a successful career as a Pharmacy Technician.
  • Teach you how prescriptions are processed and how best to assist the pharmacist in providing safe medications and quality services to patients.
  • Introduce you to the practice of pharmacy in the different types of pharmaceutical settings.
  • Provide you with an understanding of the various systems of the body.
  • Provide you with an understanding of the use and effects for the most commonly prescribed drugs.
  • Provide you the opportunity to serve, assist, learn and perform patient services with emphasis on the transition from student to professional.
  • Have you identify, develop and implement an excellent work ethic.
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Why choose FEI?

Florida Education Institute (FEI) was incorporated in Florida in 1994 to provide career-focused and employment-driven education to the people in our community. In 2001, our institution received accreditation status from COE. FEI has continued to evolve and respond to the career education needs of the community it serves by offering and developing new career education programs.

Mission of the School

FEI continually strives to provide students with quality career education. We recruit students who can graduate and succeed. We teach our students the skills that will prepare them for existing employment and career success. Our learning environment is to be fun, active, and motivating. We help students find employment after graduation. We serve our community and its employment training needs.

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