Pharmacy Technician Diploma Program Approved for Launch by Blackstone Career Institute

March 07, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Quality educational and business standards required by both of these organizations have been met by the new program, which will add to the catalog of career training programs currently offered by Blackstone.

Kevin McCloskey, president of Blackstone Career Institute, states that he is extremely pleased to add this new career training course to the existing catalog of programs related to the allied health and paralegal fields. McCloskey says that included in the criteria for selecting these programs are those that will offer adult learners the chance to enter high-growth career fields. Currently, both healthcare and retail industries constantly seek well trained pharmacy technicians. According to McCloskey, pharmacy technicians play a vital role in providing customer service and are an important member of the healthcare team, assisting pharmacists in preparing medications as well.

The employment rate for pharmacy technicians is expected to rise by 25% by the year 2018, which is a much faster than average increase for all occupations according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The Pharmacy Technician Diploma program offered by Blackstone covers all areas of the job description, including assisting customers, preparing medications, assisting the pharmacist, counting and labeling medications, and inventory control. This thorough training course also provides instruction in many other areas of the pharmaceutical industry, including pharmacy calculations, terminology used in the medical and pharmaceutical industry, ethics and professionalism and obtaining employment in the field.

The Pharmacy Technician Program, like all other diploma programs in the allied health and paralegal fields offered by Blackstone, allows students the flexibility of studying at home when it is most convenient for the student. Blackstone is also a leading provider of career training courses in many other areas, including medical billing and coding, legal assistant/paralegal (, medical and dental office assisting and medical transcription.

Blackstone Career Institute is one of the oldest and most highly respected distance education companies in the country. Blackstone is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in Philadelphia, PA, and is licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools. Blackstone is also accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council in Washington, DC. Visit for more information.