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  • Writer's pictureCandice C.

What is My Pharmacy Tech Background?

Updated: Jun 17, 2020

I am often asked "Where have you worked"? I started my career in retail working at CVS Pharmacy. After leaving CVS Pharmacy, I worked in a call center managing pharmacy prior authorizations. When I left the call center, I decided to go back to school and study Pharmaceutical Science. I enjoyed going to school, but I could no longer just attend school and not work. Due to my school schedule and numerous lab courses that I was required to take, it was hard for me to find work at night and attend school full-time during the day. I eventually took a break from school and started working in the hospital as an Inpatient Pharmacy Technician. Working in the inpatient pharmacy was fun and I learned a lot, but I started to realize it was time for a change of scenery. I was living in North Carolina at the time and decided to move to Florida. When I moved to Florida, that is when I realized the importance of checking the requirements in order to receive your pharmacy technician registration/licensure in a particular state. Even though I had 4 and a half years of technician experience at that time, I was still unable to receive my Pharmacy Technician license in the state of Florida. In order for a technician to become registered, the Florida Board of Pharmacy required that you must attend a formal pharmacy technician program from their list of approved accredited programs. Since I received on-the-job training initially at CVS Pharmacy several years ago in North Carolina, I didn't meet their current requirements. I would either have to attend a formal pharmacy technician program at a school or I could work at a retail pharmacy in Florida and complete their training program.

My background also includes:

  • Outpatient Infusion Center Pharmacy Technician

  • Medication Assistance Program Specialist

  • Pharmacy Technician Instructor

Comment below if you would like to learn more about a specific role or if you have any questions in general.

I look forward to hearing from you!

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