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Pharmacy Assistant

About the Program

Pharmacy assistants work under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist assisting them with the tasks required to keep the pharmacy or related department running smoothly and efficiently.  The 32-week Pharmacy Assistant diploma program will provide you with an understanding of pharmacy compounding, pharmacy laws and ethics, preparing and dispensing medications, billing and inventory and more. Throughout the program, you will learn in a classroom environment that simulates real-world pharmacy settings. Pursue a 6-week field placement for hands-on experience and for the chance to grow your professional network.

Career Opportunities

As a Pharmacy Assistant, you’ll work as part of a health care team to ensure that consumers receive the best possible pharmaceutical care. Graduates of the Eastern Pharmacy Assistant program may work for Pharmacists in retail pharmacies, home healthcare divisions/companies, insurance companies, institutional settings and pharmaceutical distribution wholesalers/manufacturers.

Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

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