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Pharmacy Pathway

CTE Pathways: Connecting High School to College and Career
Career and Technical Education courses help you get started on your pathway to success.

Program Description
Students prepare to support pharmacists by providing assistance during patient consultation, counter dispensing operations, and prescription preparation.

You Will Learn
  • How to keep patient and related health record information.
  • How to perform a wide range of practice-related duties for both retail and hospital-based pharmacies.

Pathway Brochure
Class availability may vary at your high school.
-Pharmacy - PDF

Industry Certification
Earn industry certification in this Pathway.
-Pharmacy Industry Certification - PDF

  • Pharmacy Technician

Student Leadership Organization
HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) is the student leadership organization for Health Science Education students. HOSA provides students with opportunities to attain the knowledge, skills and leadership characteristics necessary to succeed in a health care profession, through leadership training, career training, and service projects.

Beyond High School
There are a number of options for education and training beyond high school, depending on your career goals.

  • Certificate
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Professional degree
  • On-the-job training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Military training


Sample Occupations
  • Health Science Education Teacher
  • Pharmacy Aide
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Pharmacist
Workforce Trends
Pharmacy Technician: With increased medical needs of an aging population and additional tasks given to pharmacy techs., many job opportunities will be created, especially for those with formal training and certification. Employment of pharmacy technicians is expected to increase by 32 percent through the year 2016.

Pharmacist: New opportunities are emerging for pharmacists in managed care organizations, where they analyze trends and patterns in medication use, and in pharmacoeconomics—the cost and benefit analysis of different drug therapies.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-2009 Edition

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