Pharmacy Technician – Program Highlight

Jamie McGuire, Pharmacy Technician Program Director at West Virginia Junior College- Morgantown,  is very passionate about the Pharmacy Technician field and her program’s role in providing educated and competently trained individuals for employment in this growing field.  See the video below to learn more about WVJC’s Pharmacy Technician program.

In the video, Ms. McGuire explains that a Pharmacy Technician is “a healthcare professional working under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist to provide a wide range of patient-based pharmaceutical services.”  These services include everything from general prescription processing and billing at a community pharmacy to working in a nuclear pharmacy.

Ms. McGuire highlights the fact that the general public does not realize how many different types of facilities require the use of a Pharmacy Technician and highlights those in the video as well.

Finally, Ms. McGuire talks a bit about the Pharmacy Technician program at WVJC in terms of how the training and education is completed, the required national certification, externship requirements and so much more.