All Press Releases for May 18, 2022

Blackstone Career Institute Adds CVS/Walgreens Externship to Pharmacy Technician Program

Blackstone Career Institute announces the addition of a 160-hour externship for its online Pharmacy Technician program students and graduates.

We are excited about this opportunity for our students, especially with the surplus of job openings in the country. Externships provide real knowledge to a career's discipline and professional growth.

    ALLENTOWN, PA, May 18, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- This partnership, with both CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens Pharmacy, provides a hands-on experience to prepare students for the workforce.

Thanks to these new partnerships with Walgreens and CVS pharmacy, Blackstone Career Institute students will complete the externship by the time they finish the career training program. With the help of externship representatives, students can choose a pharmacy based on availability and personal convenience.

The externship provides hands-on training in a pharmacy setting, which is critical to enter the working market. Both Walgreens and CVS Pharmacies are seeking Technicians to fill open positions all over the country so the experience will increase the likelihood of landing a job in the desired field.

Additionally, Blackstone's Pharmacy Technician program prepares students to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) or NHA ExCPT exam. These certifications, coupled with real-world experience, verify competence and reliability to potential employers.

Kevin McCloskey, President of Blackstone Career Institute, has this to say regarding the new program: "We are excited and optimistic about this opportunity for our students, especially with the surplus of job openings in pharmacies around the country. Externships provide real-world, practical knowledge to a career's discipline, and allow for professional networking and growth."

Pharmacy technician jobs remain in demand! Across the nation, the increased age of the general population and the continued introduction of new medications makes it an ideal time to become a trained pharmacy technician. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of pharmacy technicians employed in the United States is expected to grow up to 4% by 2029.

Working as a pharmacy technician you can earn an attractive salary. According to the 2020 Occupational Outlook Handbook the middle 50% of pharmacy technicians earning up to $35,100. The top 10% of pharmacy technicians earned more than $50,430. As with many careers, the earning potential of those in the pharmacy technician career varies depending on factors such as experience, skills, and geographic location. For example, working for a general medical or surgical hospital results in higher average earnings.

Blackstone Career Institute is privately licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and accredited by Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), Washington, D.C and regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools. These regulations are your assurance that Blackstone offers first-rate quality programs and instruction. Our mission statement reflects our dedication to offering outstanding career education. Trust accredited career institutes like Blackstone to provide only quality education.

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Matthew Schoch
Blackstone Career Institute
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