Pharmacy assistants help pharmacists with the day-to-day needs of running a pharmacy
Pharmacy assistants help pharmacists with the day-to-day needs of running a pharmacy. You may work for retail, hospital or clinic pharmacies.
Generally, pharmacy assistants:
This job requires: High School
This job requires 0 - 2 years of work experience.
As a pharmacy assistant, you need to:
Source: Ontario Skills Passport
You need to communicate in person and on the phone with customers and co-workers.
The demand for workers in this field could rise in order to meet the health care needs of a growing and aging population in Ontario. Professionals in this field with a college diploma or courses related to health services should have better employment prospects.
The work prospects for this job are: GOOD
The average hourly wage for this job is: C$17/hour.
These links will give you a list of related educational programs or where you can search for them. There may be other schools that have similar programs, such as private career colleges. You may be able to get advanced standing.
Here is a list of some bridging programs. These programs can help you assess your education and skills, get practical training or improve your language skills so that you can work in your field.
Here is a list of some language training programs, such as Enhanced Language Training (ELT) and Occupation Specific Language Training (OSLT).
Some college programs in this field include co-operative (co-op) work experience.
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