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Would I like being a pharmacy technician?

by tom44 on September 20, 2013

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Question by Colorado.Raye: Would I like being a pharmacy technician?
I went to school to be a dental assistant. I finished school with a 4.0 easily, got into the field and hated the job. Well I didn’t hate all of it, but I really don’t want to work in the field. I like working in a field where i can interact with people and where I can help people, I just think I would prefer a job I could work somewhat more independently. I have thought of doing a pharmacy technician instead (maybe eventually chemotherapy assistant since I am obsessed with medical journals in particular ones on oncology). I live in Denver. I would like to go back to school. In the mean time I am just doing odd jobs. I am wondering, is pharmacy something I am likely to enjoy? Do you do a lot of independent work? What is the job like for you pharmacy techs and how do you like it? pros and cons? My uncle is a pharmacist. I could ask him but I am more interested from the perspective from a technician point of view. Also where do you guys work? hospitals? Pharmacies? Let me know which you work in when sharing your experiences… 🙂

Best answer:

Answer by SisyphusIShappy
a job is what you make of it.

All of them have their pros and cons. I knew a guy who worked as a pharmacy tech at a hospital and hated it. In hospitals you make your rounds and make deliveries to certain departments like the operating room (where i worked) and you take turns taking call. Which means they page you to come in at all hours of the day.

But from what I have heard, the pay is decent, and you could always do that to pay the bills while you finish college.

Good luck.

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One thought on “Would I like being a pharmacy technician?

  1. Rob says:

    giggles, sorry “independent” and pharmacy tech
    do NOT exist.

    google job description.
    PharmTech work UNDER a pharmacist control.
    never independent.

    suggest u visit library for these b4 u waste
    money and time on an other job.

    What colour is your parachute ? Bollen.
    48 days to work you love, Dan Miller.
    total money make over, Dave Ramsey.

    they will save u 1000s$ of misinformed choices.

    visit BLS.gov/OOH occupational handbook of
    careers/jobs agai to save u.

    good knowledge is good luck.

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