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The positive ‘side effects’ from pharmacy technician certification

Written by Allison Brenner on Wednesday, 27 November 2013. Posted in Career

The Positive ‘Side Effects’ From Pharmacy Technician Certification

In nearly every career field, there are a variety of places to apply your skills. The medical field is so vast that career-focused training can open the door to a plethora of options -- from emergency rooms to doctor’s offices to specialty clinics. It all depends on the type of environment you prefer. For those in pharmacy technician careers, Pharmacy Technician Certification sets the stage for satisfying work in hospitals, grocery stores, large retail chains and drug stores, for example.

Your Pharmacy Technician Certification could qualify you for a career that offers many ‘side’ benefits – benefits that will make it fun to get up in the morning and go to work! Wherever the pharmacy is located, you’ll likely enjoy being a pharmacy technician for these reasons...

  • You’re helping others:
    The healthcare field encompasses so much more than doctors, nurses and diagnoses. Working as a pharmacist allows you to have a worthwhile career that helps others feel better, get well and live longer. It will give you a sense of self-confidence every day, knowing you’re helping to improve the lives and wellbeing of people at all ages and stages of life.
  • You command respect:
    You are the ‘point’ person. Your call to the insurer or the physician and your verification of health coverage puts you in control, to a greater or lesser degree, of a person’s wellness. Performing your pharmacy technician duties, you’re enabling patients to have a better quality of life. As a result, patients regard you with respect and may share confidentialities: describing ailments, venting complaints and looking for reassurance that everything will be alright.
  • You keep learning as you work:
    Just because you earn your Pharmacy Technician Certification, you aren’t finished learning. You’ll continue to gain valuable knowledge on the job including studying various medications, their usage in the real world and their components. Greater product knowledge makes you a better asset to customers and patients. Also, because you’ll be packaging and labeling prescriptions as well as compounding – or mixing – medications, it’s beneficial to know how different ingredients work together. Having a career that allows you to always learn something new keeps the job interesting and challenging.

Working in a pharmacy involves so much more than answering phones and handing people their pills. It allows you to have a career that is meaningful to you and to patients. It’s a fulfilling career field that needs dedicated and hardworking individuals - just like you.

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