Pharmacy Technician

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When contemplating what I wanted to achieve, looking back on my childhood, I had an assortment of animals such as, hamsters, rabbits, and dogs. Taking a look down memory lane, I can remember having a tenderness and yearning for animals from the past until now, I have nursed and taken care of animals for so long On the day I graduated high-school I was sure I wanted to become a veterinary technician. Caretaker for my animals, I have medicated and cared for them when they were ill, including hygiene such as clipping nails, cleaning ears, and bathing. Watching the animal planet, observing the technician and the veterinarian doing everything they could to save an animal’s life, inspired me to believe I can do the same thing.
After graduating,
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Enrolling in a nine-month pharmacy tech career program at Everest University, I decided to attend and obtain my award certificate in pharmacy, in addition, become a certified and licensed pharmacy technician. Why, pharmacy technician because I could play a vital role in the community as a pharmacy consumer advocate, serving immediate and long-term health needs and goals (Everest University). As a pharmacy technician, I could work in a fast paced environment where I would assist the pharmacist by entering patient information, fill prescriptions, troubleshoot insurance claims, and assisting the pharmacist with other activities in the …show more content…
According to the bureau of labor and statistics becoming a pharmacy technician, first requires earning a high school diploma or the equivalent in addition to learning on the job training or completing a post-secondary education such as vocational school or community college. Regulated in most states, requiring a pharmacy technician to pass a formal exam, completing a formal education, and training program, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredits pharmacy technician programs that include at least 600 hours of instruction over a minimum of 15 weeks. Most importantly technicians must recertify every 2 years by completing 20 hours of continuing education courses requiring one of the twenty hours must be pharmacy law and patient safety. Equally important are the qualities a pharmacy technician should have for instance customer service skills, detailed oriented, listening skills, math skills, and organization skills to work in

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