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Katie Coston
Certified Pharmacy Technician CPHT
Asked a question last year

What made you become a pharmacy technician?

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Tasha Garland
Certified Lead Pharmacy Technician

I had been job hopping for years trying to find the right fit for me so one day I was job searching and came across a pharmacy tech position. They were willing to train and send me to school so I was like why not. I applied. Unfortunately they hired someone else but it intrigued me so I did some research on what the job entailed. I decided I'd go to school and become nationally certified. Within 2 months of getting my certification, I had my first Pharmacy Tech job and I've been there since November. I love my job and I'm so happy I found where I fit in the workforce.  

Honestly, I was taking pharmacy tech classes, as a 'in the mean time" to get a higher paying job faster, and continue my education in a different major. However, upon starting the pharmacy tech classes, I grew to love the subject, and loved learning about anything pharmacy. With that, I knew I wanted to working in the pharmacy, and continue my education towards becoming a Pharm. D. And that is exactly what I am doing. 

Christopher S. Moore
Oncology & Inpatient - BS, AS, AA, CPhT-Adv, CSPT, NREMT-R

I became a pharmacy technician for the love of sterile compounding to provide genuine patient care.  It all started for me with preparing and priming I.V. lines for neonatal patients.

I have wanted to be a pharmacist for as long as I could remember so I decided to get a pharmacy job to see if this is what I really wanted to do. 

Dalton Bliese
Resource Specialist (Medication Assistance)

Actually, I was approached and offered an opportunity in a pharmacy at my first job based on how day-to-day interactions with people in the store. I am always down for a new challenge, and I have been on this path since. I enjoy what I do, I enjoy learning and being part of the bigger picture. There have been some rough times for sure, but they brought me to where I am now. Treating everyone as if they were family makes such an impact!

Pharmacy has been my passion for about 35 years!

Candice Johnson
Certified Pharmacy Technician

My mother suggested it to me. I was coming from another retail field, but with clothing and I needed to get away from it. I worked hard and it felt like I wasn't good enough. Being a pharmacy technician, you know you are making a difference. I also love learning something new each day. I want to become better to serve my community well.

I work for a grocery store chain.   I spent about 10 years working in management and various other positions before getting burned out and looking for a change.   I talked to the pharmacist at the time and she suggested that I come work for her.   I took the PTCB test and have been happily working in the pharmacy now for over 17 years. 

I became a Pharmacy Technician because my goal is to become a Pharmacist some day. I had wanted to acquire the skills and knowledge to work in a Pharmacy.