There are people who are starting to wonder if all the good things they hear about pharmacy technician jobs are true. Type in pharmacy technician jobs on your internet search engine and you’ll read about how high the demand and that the need for this job will continue to grow in the coming ten years, or so. If that is so, why is it that there are those who couldn’t get be in this profession even though they are qualified for the job openings because they’re finished a training program. Now, there are individuals in this profession that are beginning to wonder if the certification they’re carrying is as important as what those internet articles are claiming.
Many people who signed up and finished pharmacy technician training courses assumed that after doing so, pharmacies and other companies looking for applicants will come knocking at their doors. There are also some people who were certified by either PTCB or ICPT that are in the same boat as the previously mentioned group of people that believes getting pharmacy technician jobs is that easy. Even if you’re already certified, you still have to go out and present yourselves to potential employers. Some experienced jobseekers will even tell you that job hunting is a job in itself.
The question for now, I guess, is how to start looking for such jobs, but the better question IMHO is where to look. While we’re on the subject, if you don’t know what IMHO stands for (In My Humble Opinion), that only means you’re also not aware of the many advantages that the internet can give your career. IMHO is a common abbreviation used by experienced users of the internet and they are very well aware also that you can find many things on the internet. Most job ads for this career can be found on the internet because companies that have needs for that position are posting them online. Try searching for these companies’ websites because that’s where they usually post the list.
If you’re still considering signing up for a training program and don’t know yet which school to enroll in, consider the school that have a job placements assistance program for their graduates that will help them find pharmacy technician jobs. Obviously, that will be a great help when you’re just starting your career. You can also join professional groups like the NPTA, a society for pharmacy techs. Professional groups like the NPTA usually have programs and special events exclusive only for group members where they can find potential employers or help them become aware of the latest developments in the said field.
The worst thing that you can do is be discouraged and give up finding a job is when you hear other people failing to land a job of their own. Some people can’t get themselves hired for this profession because of a lot of possible reasons. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, almost a hundred thousand new pharmacy technicians will be needed in the next decade, and that means the job opportunities will be out there. Finding a job is not that easy, you have to work hard for it, too but eventually, you will find that one job that you really like.