Where are all the pharmacy tech jobs? You’ve heard that the pharmacy field is exploding, and demand for pharmacy technicians is strong. But why are you having trouble finding a job?
There’s no doubt about it: This is a tough job market, even in fields that are said to be “booming.” That means that, as a job candidate, you need to put extra effort into finding a job, just like anyone else out there looking for a job.
The demand for pharmacy technicians is very region specific. Some areas, such as some of the major metro areas in Texas like Houston and Austin, are reported to be “saturated” with pharmacy technicians, with insufficient jobs for the number of techs.
Following are some tips for finding pharmacy tech jobs:
Do you see some common threads? Persistence. Follow-up. Network. Be Professional. These are qualities and tasks facing anyone in a tough job market, including the pharmacy technician job market.
And here are some stories from other pharm techs about how they got their first jobs.
We want you to have the straight scoop from the people who know best, so stay tuned for more articles and interviews with the pros.
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