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I am seeking it out for my own personal growth, but it also shows my willingness to invest in my career as well. With an independent pharmacy, my pharmacist has encouraged it, so it may turn into a higher pay rate, but ultimately, it’s so I can better serve patients and the pharmacy I work for.
The medical field (pharmacy) is an ever-changing environment. While some places recognize the certification, others do not. I believe these new credentials and designations are a good step in our profession, even if we can not see or experience the benefits of it immediately. As time passes, and our field becomes larger and more populated, these boons to knowledge and skill sets will help distinguish us (technicians), expand ourselves into larger roles and, hopefully, larger pay. Having increased educational requirements and additional filters into even becoming a basic licensed pharmacy technician would be key to advancing the pay-scale value of... (More)