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Assignment 2: Health Career Explorations

I am looking to become a Pharmacy Technician, so my interviews were with two current Pharmacy Techs that have been in the field more than 10 years each. My first interview was with Alicia¸ a Pharmacy Tech in Illinois. She has been a Pharmacy Tech for 15 years and has been working for the same company for about 9 years. I chose her as my first interview because of her many years in the field as well as her vast knowledge of the subject. My second interview was with Natalie, from Utah. She has been a Tech for 11 years and also showed an extensive amount of knowledge about the Pharmacy Tech field. Both interviews were online. I took the CIS activities assessments related to Pharmacy Tech, the Idea’s test, as well as the Skills test. I also researched Pharmacy Tech on the website, which gave me more information.
My interview with Alicia went well. She studied at a junior college so she could be ready to take the Pharmacy Technician’s test to become certified. She said the test is two hours long, and consists of 90 multiple-choice questions. She suggested that on the job training is one of the best ways to learn the job and prepare for the test. I asked her what some of the tasks a Pharmacy Tech would have; she stated that Tech’s assist the Pharmacist, take temperature logs of the fridge and freezer, as well as check faxes for new prescriptions or refill authorizations. They also fill prescriptions, answer phones and call for clarifications or insurance issues. Having a people friendly attitude and being able to work well with others were some of the skills she suggested that I needed to perform the job well. Having a happy environment helps to make happy customers. She said that some related jobs to the Pharmacy Tech field would be a secretary at a doctor’s office, or a nurse because of the vast knowledge about drugs and the dispensing of them.
My second interview was with Natalie. I noticed similarities between the two

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