Is Being a Pharmacy Tech the Right Choice For You?

If you’re considering a career switch to pharmacy tech but you aren’t sure if you’ll like it, here are three questions you should ask yourself:

Do you like talking to and helping people?

Customer service is a very important part of being a pharmacy technician! You’ll be interacting with people all day, whether you are in a retail or hospital pharmacy. From working with the pharmacist to helping patients with their prescriptions and questions, this job is crucial to making sure the pharmacy runs smoothly.

Do you prefer an active job?

Being a pharmacy technician does require you to be on your feet during work! Between filling prescriptions, tracking inventory, preparing compounded medications, and working with patients at the counter this is a pretty active job. If a traditional desk job isn’t necessarily for you, then this would be a great match!

Do you like a set schedule?

The pharmacy technician schedule is going to be different everywhere you work! Most pharmacies are even open during the weekends and evenings as well. That being said, you can trust that this is a career with a good job outlook and a steady paycheck. Additionally, you will probably have some flexibility with your schedule!

It is important to ask yourself the right questions to consider a career path! Let us help you discover which path aligns with you.If you want more information about our online pharmacy tech program or what you can expect from a career as a pharmacy technician, give our admissions department a call at (225) 397-8145!