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Are you interested in becoming a pharmacy technician but don’t have any prior experience? Don’t worry! You can still become a pharmacy tech and start a rewarding career in the medical field. Here’s how.
The first step in becoming a pharmacy technician is to understand the requirements. Each state has its own set of rules and regulations, so it’s important to check the requirements in your state. Generally, you will need to complete an accredited pharmacy technician program, pass a criminal background check, and pass a certification exam.
Although you don’t need prior experience to become a pharmacy technician, it can certainly help. If you’re looking to gain experience in the field, consider volunteering at a hospital or pharmacy. This will give you an opportunity to learn the basics of the job and get familiar with the environment.
Once you’ve gained some work experience, the next step is to complete an accredited pharmacy technician program. This program will teach you the fundamentals of the job and prepare you for the certification exam. Most programs include classroom lectures and hands-on training.
The final step before becoming a pharmacy technician is to pass the certification exam. This exam tests your knowledge of the field and ensures that you are qualified to work as a pharmacy technician.
Once you have completed all the requirements, you can start looking for a job as a pharmacy technician. Most employers prefer to hire technicians who have experience, so it’s important to highlight any relevant work experience or volunteer work.
Once you have established yourself as a pharmacy technician, you can start to focus on advancing your career. Consider taking additional courses to further your knowledge of the field. You can also look into becoming a certified pharmacy technician or a certified medication technician.
Becoming a pharmacy technician is a great way to start a rewarding career in the medical field. It’s important to understand the requirements and gain experience if possible. With the right education and training, you can become a pharmacy technician and start your journey to a successful career.
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