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60 Second Look: Salaries After San Francisco Pharmacy Tech Program Training

Posted on February 24, 2017

Have you wondered what salary you can expect in the San Francisco Bay Area after pharmacy tech program training?

While pharmacy technician salary depends on a number of factors, such as qualifications, experience, hours worked, the area you live in, and the type of pharmacy you're working in, the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics has published median wage salary statistics for pharmacy technicians, as of May 2015.  (Bureau of Labor economic, employment, and labor force projections are updated biyearly.)

So, what are the highest paying metropolitan areas in the San Francisco Bay Area for pharmacy technicians?

Let's find out in the next 60 seconds.  

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5 Soft Skills You Need On Your San Francisco Pharmacy Tech Program Externship

Posted on February 21, 2017

A recent LinkedIn survey showed 59% of U.S. hiring managers found job candidates lacking in soft skills.

What are soft skills? 

Soft skills are personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people. 

They're also essential skills to have in the workplace. 

We asked Sherri Cookson, Walgreens Store Manager, Area 48 (San Francisco) Recruitment Team Lead, and a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT), what soft skills are essential for a student to possess on a pharmacy tech program externship. 

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Start Your San Francisco Pharmacy Tech Program Training with FAFSA

Posted on February 15, 2017

If you're unemployed, under-employed, or receiving public funding through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) or The California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) -- you may also be eligible for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Are you leaving federal student aid for your San Francisco pharmacy tech program training on the table? 

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Retail Pharmacies Hiring San Francisco Pharmacy Tech Program Graduates

Posted on February 13, 2017

Plug pharmacy technician (or pharmacy tech) into a job site and you'll quickly see there are retail pharmacies in the San Francisco Bay Area looking to hire candidates with a preferred set of qualifications to fill these healthcare positions

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Pharmacy Tech Program: San Francisco Graduate Spotlight #2

Posted on February 10, 2017

Pharmacy Technician Student of the Month, Ryan Vu  would like to eventually be a pharmacist. As a pathway to that profession, Ryan enrolled in BAMA's pharmacy tech program to first gain experience working as a pharmacy technician. 

We caught up with Ryan before he went on his Walgreens Pharmacy externship to talk about his BAMA pharmacy technician training and what it takes to graduate the school as a student of the month. 

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The Pharmacy Tech Program Road To Being A Pharmacist

Posted on February 08, 2017

Do you want to be a pharmacist?

If you do, have you thought about graduating a pharmacy tech program and then working as a pharmacy technician, before going to pharmacy school?

There are valid reasons you should give this alternative career pathway serious thought. 

Here's why. 

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Pharmacy Tech Program: San Francisco Graduate Spotlight #1

Posted on February 06, 2017

BAMA prepares it students for a career after graduation. Students learn in the classroom what they'll need to know in their career, supplemented with an externship at a healthcare facility. 

Pharmacy tech program graduate, Elba Rodriguez is an example of a person who took her BAMA training and turned it into a successful healthcare career working as a pharmacy technician. 

We spoke with Elba about her BAMA pharmacy tech program and Walgreens externship experience.

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5 Quick Pharmacy Tech Program Instructor Tips for Class Success

Posted on February 03, 2017

At BAMA, we take pride in the quality of our instructors. Our healthcare programs and courses are taught by a knowledgeable staff of healthcare professionals, each with more than 20-years experience. 

Just recently, we caught up with our pharmacy tech program instructor, and asked her for some quick tips on being a successful student in her class. 

What she told us will help you get the best out of your pharmacy tech program training, from your first day in class all the way through to your graduation day

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The Pharmacy Tech Program: Healthcare Training You May Not Know About

Posted on February 01, 2017

Some healthcare careers are wider known than others. Take the doctor, nurse, or medical assistant, for example. We learn about these professions from a young age. We fall sick and a parent takes us to the doctor's office or the hospital. We first see the medical assistant, and then maybe a nurse, and then finally the doctor. We're set on the path towards getting better. Occasionally, during this experience, particularly the good ones, something clicks inside of us and we say to ourselves -- When I'm older, I'd like to do that! I'd like to help people feel better too! 

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Infographic: The Anatomy Of A BAMA Pharmacy Tech Program Student

Posted on January 30, 2017


So you're considering enrolling in a pharmacy tech program?

You've researched schools. You've gathered information about the pharmacy tech programs that best suit your needs. You know there's a high demand for pharmacy technicians on the job market. 

Either you know you've got the skill-set that will make you a great pharmacy tech student on campus, or you can learn them, because you're a career go-getter. 

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