32-Week* Pharmacy Assistant Program

Pharmacy Assistants help process prescriptions and assist customers under the direction of a licensed Pharmacist or a Pharmacy Technician. They are often responsible for clerical or administrative tasks in a pharmacy.

If you are organized, enjoy helping others, and are interested in a professional pharmaceutical career, Eastern College’s Pharmacy Assistant program could be a great fit for you.

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Start your journey toward a new career today by requesting program details.

Pharmacy Assistants help process prescriptions and assist customers under the direction of a licensed Pharmacist or a Pharmacy Technician. They are often responsible for clerical or administrative tasks in a pharmacy.

If you are organized, enjoy helping others, and are interested in a professional pharmaceutical career, Eastern College’s Pharmacy Assistant program could be a great fit for you.

Remote Learning Option

Many Eastern College students are pursuing a new career by continuing their education through remote learning. Our goal is to ensure our existing and new students continue to work toward their new career and a brighter future.

Remote learning is currently running in the province of New Brunswick only.

What Does Remote Learning Look Like?

  • Instructor-led classes held live on video over the Internet
  • Follow the same schedule with classes held at the same time
  • Class discussions and debates continue through video
  • One-on-one student check-ins with instructors
  • It is not online learning as you are guided through the learning with your instructor and classmates

Pharmacy Assistants play a vital role in any pharmaceutical setting. They support Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians to provide consumers with the best possible pharmaceutical care.

With Eastern College’s hands-on Pharmacy Assistant program, you can get the knowledge and experience you need to pursue a rewarding career in the healthcare sector.

With modular learning, hands-on training, and a 100% employment rate, you will feel prepared and supported to pursue your career goals upon graduation. Contact us today to find out more about professional Pharmacy Assistant training and start down your path to success.

Financial Aid available to those who qualify.

Why Become a Pharmacy Assistant

PURSUE A GROWING CAREER IN CANADA

There is a strong demand for Pharmacy Assistants in pharmaceutical settings. The aging population has strongly increased the need for skilled pharmacy professionals. If you’re looking for a stable, in-demand career in healthcare, becoming a Pharmacy Assistant is a great option for you

DO REWARDING WORK

As a Pharmacy Assistant, you will make a difference in people’s lives every day. From having a friendly conversation with a customer to making sure a person gets the right kind of over-the-counter medicine, you provide an important connection to others. If you enjoy connecting with and assisting other people, being a Pharmacy Assistant is a career you will enjoy.

ADVANCE AND GROW

The pharmaceutical field offers plenty of growth opportunities, making it an ideal field for anyone who wants long-term professional possibilities and exciting new challenges. With additional experience and qualifications, you could advance into a role of a Pharmacy Technician or even a Pharmacist.

FAST-PACED WORK ENVIRONMENT

Pharmacy Assistants complete a variety of duties and responsibilities each day. In a single day, you may find yourself stocking shelves, packaging prescriptions, submitting insurance claims, managing customer transactions, and more. If you love working in a fast-paced environment, a career as a Pharmacy Assistant could be perfect for you.

Get Program Details

Click the button below to request details about our Pharmacy Assistant Program including:

Career Prospects
Funding Options
Tuition Costs
Start Dates
Canada Job Grant

What Our Graduates Say

Anthony Waddell

“Great atmosphere and caring staff”

The material that is taught is always hands-on and allows students to stay ahead of the “curve” in their career choice. Great atmosphere and caring staff make for an exceptional vocational college.

Joy

“Great classes, and still so many months to go!”

Wonderful staff, great classes, and still so many months to go! I’m sure they are going to be fantastic. If you’re looking for a school, this one is the best!.

Devon Green

“I was given the tools to be successful”

I am so thankful for the people and the education I received at Eastern College. I was given the tools to be successful and create an income off the education I received. Not only did this school land me the career I have now, I have life long friendships with the people I met here! I highly recommend this school !

Why Study to Become a Pharmacy Assistant with Eastern College

16-WEEK FIELD PLACEMENT

Eastern’s Pharmacy Assistant Diploma program includes a 6-week internship in a professional pharmacy setting. You will enhance your skills, make industry connections, and feel more confident pursuing your career.

289% EMPLOYMENT RATE

If you’re looking for a steady, reliable career, look no further than a career as a Pharmacy Assistant. Eastern’s Pharmacy Assistant program has an employment rate of 89%**, so you can feel confident knowing that you’ll find related work in the industry**.

3FAST-TRACK TRAINING

You will receive the job-specific skills you need to get into your career within a condensed amount of time, so that you can get to work right away. Get job ready faster!

4ONGOING CAREER SERVICES

Eastern College offers job placement assistance and ongoing Career Services to all of our graduates. Get expert advice on how to nail interviews and take your resume to the next level. You’ll feel prepared to enter your chosen field with our Career Services team on your side.

5HALF-DAY CLASSES

At Eastern, you will only put in 4-hour days, so you’ll have the flexibility you need for your busy life. With half-day classes, you can continue to put your energy into what matters most in your life.

6MONTHLY PROGRAM START DATES

At Eastern College, we have programs that start monthly so you never have to wait long to start your learning journey.

7MODULAR LEARNING PLATFORM

When learning at Eastern, you will never feel overwhelmed in your program. You will complete one course at a time, allowing the focus to be on excelling in your studies.

Get Program Details

Click the button below to request details about our Pharmacy Assistant Program including:

Career Prospects
Funding Options
Tuition Costs
Start Dates
Canada Job Grant

Not Sure You’re Ready for Career Training?

Take the Eastern College “Career Training Readiness” Quiz

This fun online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete, and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style, plus the training and positions you’re best suited for.

Becoming a Qualified Pharmacy Assistant

Transform your desire to help others into a fulfilling career.

With Eastern College, it’s simple.

Our hands-on program gives you the Pharmacy Assistant skills, techniques, and theory to pursue a stable and rewarding career.

Pharmacy Assistant Training Focused on Your Success

Along with taking courses, you’ll work in a real pharmacy environment through our 6-week field placement program. With this essential work experience under your belt, you’ll have the experience employers look for when hiring new graduates.

You’ll feel confident pursuing new career opportunities because you’ll have invested time and energy into developing valuable skills.

This program provides an overview of the theory, principles and practices of the Pharmacy Assistant profession. Students learn about:

  • Prescription intake
  • Pharmacy software
  • Compounding techniques
  • Inventory control
  • Accurate and confidential record-keeping
  • Third-party billing
  • And much more!
You Can Work Locally with the Training You Get at Eastern College

Graduates of the Eastern College Pharmacy Assistant program can find work in retail pharmacies, home healthcare divisions/companies, insurance companies, institutional settings and pharmaceutical distribution wholesalers/manufacturers.

A few of the companies who’ve hired Eastern College’s Pharmacy Assistant program graduates are:

  • Costco Pharmacy
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Pharmachoice
  • Jean Coutu Pharmacy
  • Walmart Pharmacy
  • Medicine Shoppe

If you’d like to know if a career as a Pharmacy Assistant might be right for you, just talk to one of our dedicated Academic Advisors to start moving toward your new career in the healthcare sector.

Is Career Training to Become a Pharmacy Assistant Right for You?

If you’re interested in learning more about a career in Pharmacy Assistant, fill out the form. A helpful Career Advisor will assist with everything from career questions to financial aid and help discover the perfect career path for you.

*Program length when completed in normal time

*Employment Rate based on 2022 contactable Eastern graduates employed in a related field within 12 months.

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