Pharmacy automation is now a big business in the US, and companies are finding it hard to keep up.
According to a new report from the pharmacy technician training industry association (PTTI), the sector employs over 13,000 people, but only about 5,000 of those are working in the pharmacy industry.PTTI, an industry trade group that represents more than 2,400 pharmacy technicians, says the shortage is partly due to the impact of automated automation, which makes it difficult for new hires to find work.
The report, titled “The Price of Being Smart in the Pharmacy Industry,” outlines the challenges faced by current and potential pharmacy technicians in the workforce, including high turnover rates, long waiting lists, and limited access to the same training as those who did graduate.
As part of the report, the PTTI says it’s working with pharmacy technicians to develop a plan for the future.
“As our industry continues to evolve, the future looks bright for the pharmacy technicians,” the PTTI wrote.
“With the rise of automation, the skills needed for the industry are rapidly evolving, and we are excited to be part of this evolving future.”More: