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Pharmacy Assistant



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The Pharmacy Assistant Diploma Program at Medix College provides training for individuals looking for a rewarding career working in entry-level positions in a pharmacy or pharmacy retail company.

The objective of the Pharmacy Assistant Program is to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to qualify for entry-level positions. Our graduates have been successful securing employment in a variety of pharmaceutical organizations. Usually Pharmacy Assistants work in entry level positions at pharmacy retail companies. They work under the supervision of the pharmacy technician or Pharmacist. Some of the responsibilities include ordering and receiving the inventory, filling prescriptions, receiving shipments and handling paperwork.


What career opportunities are available to graduates of the Pharmacy Assistant program?

  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Data Assistant
  • Dispensary Assistant
  • Pharmacist Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technical Assistant



Where do graduates of the Pharmacy Assistant program work?

  • Hospitals
  • Public and Private School Boards
  • Retail Pharmacies
  • Home Health Care Facilities
  • Community Pharmacies
  • Long-term care Facilities
  • Public Health Service


What are common job tasks for individuals working in the Massage Therapy field?

  • Ordering and receiving the inventory.
  • Filling prescriptions.
  • Receiving shipments and handling paperwork.
  • Package and label pharmaceutical products.
  • Maintain prescription records and inventories of medications.


Why choose the Pharmacy Assistant Program at Medix College?

Practical skill-building and a practicum component are used to give students a well-rounded understanding of the role of the Pharmacy Assistant. During the course of this program, students will learn all of the skills and be trained in all the procedures that will be required of them in their new careers.

As a mandatory component of our programs, all Medix students are required to complete an off-site externship placement. Placements occur at various locations throughout the college's area. This essential module allows students to exercise the skills learned in class, learn specific applications and to further enhance their learning experience in the pharmacy setting.

Medix College also provides an employment advantage as we have established relationships with many employers in the field. As a result, employers in the field contact us before posting jobs to the general public giving current students and graduates of the program an advantage in the hiring process.


Students looking to start training in this program have a number of options to finance their education. By exploring these options, students will be able to gain financial assistance and support as they are training for a career. Some financing options available to students include:

  • Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) (if Applicable)
  • Ontario Second Career
  • Out of Province Options
  • Student Lines of Credit
  • Lifelone Learning Plan
  • RESP
  • Employment Ontario
  • Monthly Payment Plan

Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. Please contact us for more details regarding Financial Assistance.

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