Considering an Online Pharmacology Certification?

Penn Foster Career School, the school below with the highest ranking, has proven itself as a leader in certifying students in pharmacology to become successful pharmacy technicians, pharmacists, pharmacologists, pharmacy professionals, etc. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently 331,890 individuals employed as pharmacy technicians in America, and their average annual salary is $28,940.

Pharmacology Common Job Tasks
  • recording food and fluid intake and output
  • monitoring their patients and report adverse reactions to medications or treatments
  • giving injections and enemas monitor catheters dress wounds and give alcohol rubs and massages
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Pharmacy Technician

Become a Pharmacy Technician with at home training from Penn Foster Career School. You'll get the training you need to work closely with pharmacists in providing medication and health care products to patients. Whether you'll work for a retail pharmacy, local druggist, grocery store, or hospital, you'll be an important part of a rewarding profession. Our Pharmacy Technician training program provides you the skills you need to succeed and even offers a Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Review. You’ll learn how to: Receive prescriptions from doctors and hospitals. Prepare prescriptions for patients. Verify insurance and prescription information. Assist the pharmacist with everyday duties. Flexible, Convenient, Self-Paced! There is no going to class, no need to rearrange schedules. You choose the right time and place to complete your coursework. And you work at your own pace. There's no one to rush you or hold you back. While you'll work independently, you won't be alone. Expert instructors and support staff — dedicated to helping you complete your coursework — are just a phone call or an email away.

Pharmacy Assistant

Pharmacy Assistants work under the supervision of a pharmacist and may be responsible for the overall operation of a pharmacy, including: safe study, drug receipt accountability, preparation, packaging, storage and return or disposition of all unused products. Some of a pharmacy assistant's responsibilities include filling orders under a pharmacist's supervision, entering client information, identifying the correct mixture of breakdowns for prescriptions, and preparation and processing of paperwork for orders. The Pharmacy Assistant diploma program covers a broad range of subjects. Students in this 45-week program learn about Pharmacy Assistant practices, basic pharmacology and drug and medical terminology. They also explore pharmacy computer systems, hospital and community pharmacy practices and procedures, drug dosage calculations, and compounding labs. Ethics, legislation, personal conduct and workplace safety are also covered. The Pharmacy Assistant diploma program includes a field placement in a community pharmacy that students can choose to complete full-time at the end of the program or part-time during their studies.

Pharmacy Technology Offline

Ready to handle real responsibility and gain respect as a Pharmacy Technician?We can teach you what you need to know about drugs from dosage calculations and administration methods to indications and side effects. You’ll also learn to weigh measure, compound and blend ingredients and much, much more. Career Profile

Pharmacology Programs by State & City

Top 20 US Pharmacology Schools (campus and online)

Yale University
Total Programs 132
Number of Subjects 95
Rank in USA 2nd
Stanford University
Total Programs 126
Number of Subjects 95
Rank in USA 3rd
Columbia University in the City of New York
Total Programs 192
Number of Subjects 141
Rank in USA 4th
University of Pennsylvania
Total Programs 188
Number of Subjects 140
Rank in USA 5th
University of California-Los Angeles
Total Programs 168
Number of Subjects 111
Rank in USA 7th
University of Southern California
Total Programs 251
Number of Subjects 166
Rank in USA 10th
New York University
Total Programs 204
Number of Subjects 146
Rank in USA 13th
Dartmouth College
Total Programs 88
Number of Subjects 68
Rank in USA 14th
University of Virginia-Main Campus
Total Programs 106
Number of Subjects 103
Rank in USA 16th
Vanderbilt University
Total Programs 144
Number of Subjects 81
Rank in USA 17th
Johns Hopkins University
Total Programs 178
Number of Subjects 136
Rank in USA 19th
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Total Programs 148
Number of Subjects 126
Rank in USA 20th
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Total Programs 215
Number of Subjects 164
Rank in USA 23rd
University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Total Programs 243
Number of Subjects 168
Rank in USA 26th
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Total Programs 279
Number of Subjects 183
Rank in USA 31st
Boston University
Total Programs 6
Number of Subjects 124
Rank in USA 32nd
Ohio State University-Main Campus
Total Programs 202
Number of Subjects 150
Rank in USA 33rd
University of Georgia
Total Programs 197
Number of Subjects 156
Rank in USA 38th
University of California-Davis
Total Programs 160
Number of Subjects 114
Rank in USA 41st
Michigan State University
Total Programs 220
Number of Subjects 164
Rank in USA 45th