Pharmacy Technician Training Program
The NYU Langone Health Pharmacy Technician Training Program prepares qualified individuals to become pharmacy technicians, primarily in hospital and health system settings. The program consists of a mixture of classroom, simulation, and experiential training.
The program is a 400-hour block (35 hours weekly for 11.5 weeks), with multiple sessions annually. Please see the academic calendar for upcoming session dates. The student schedule is a variation of day (8:00AM to 4:00PM), evening (4:00PM to 12:00AM), and overnight (12:00AM to 8:00AM) shifts. Schedule calendars are distributed at the beginning of each program session.
The program is jointly accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
NYU Langone Health Pharmacy Technician Training Program graduates consistently score above the national average (82 percent versus 71 percent) on the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE), the requisite exam to pharmacy technician employment.
Pharmacy Technicians: Integral Members of the Healthcare Team
At NYU Langone, pharmacy technicians work under the immediate supervision of a registered pharmacist and operate pharmacy technology, such as robotics and automated dispensing devices, to fill medication orders. They also order and receive shipments, stock medications, deliver patient-specific medications, process-controlled substance requisitions for pharmacist review, and work on medication units with a pharmacist and nursing staff to quickly handle all pharmacy-related patient care needs.
Expert faculty offer you guidance throughout your time in the program. If you enjoy being an active part of a healthcare team and putting patient care first, pharmacy technician jobs in hospitals are a great choice. A career as a pharmacy technician is rewarding and has many benefits, including competitive compensation.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates “faster than average” employment growth for pharmacy technicians, growing more than 7 percent from 2018 to 2028. Formal education, work experience, and national certification can all help pharmacy technicians grow professionally and increase long-term earning potential.
The U.S. national median annual wage for pharmacy technicians is $36,740, the New York State median annual wage is $38,920, and the New York City–Newark–Jersey City metropolitan area median annual wage is $37,660 (source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, May 2021).
Employment as an NYU Langone Pharmacy Technician
One of the program goals is to prepare you for employment as a pharmacy technician at NYU Langone or another institution. We have been fortunate to hire many of our program graduates. Before consideration for employment here, you must meet the following requirements:
- obtain an NYU Langone Health Pharmacy Technician Training Program Certificate of Completion and remain in good standing
- obtain certification by passing the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE), given by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
- obtain Registered Pharmacy Technician licensure from the New York State Education Department (NYSED)
- apply for available open positions via the NYU Langone online jobs portal
Pharmacy technicians at NYU Langone must maintain their certification with the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) as well as their licensure with the New York State Education Department (NYSED).
NYU Langone Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other factor that cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.
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For more information about the program, contact us at PTTP@NYULangone.org.