Just Leaving Pharmacy School? Here’s Some Tips!

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Being a pharmacy student and attending pharmacy schools is a lot of work. In between hours spent studying at your local technical college or trade school, you also have to gain experience on the job. You need real world experience, out of the classroom.

Job experience is the key to career success, it’s good to know what kind of job you’ll be getting into. And work experience can only make you stand out more as a candidate. You’ll be a better pharmacy technician if you have the real world skills to do the job, and the knowledge of how to. Especially as the demand grows.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for medical billing and coding specialists will increase by 15% from 2014 to 2024. That’s a lot of new jobs.

But how do you, as a new grad or a current student from one of many pharmacy schools, get one? Here are some things to help.

One of the biggest keys to getting the job out of school? Actually having a passion for the job.

Work hard to keep up-to-date with the industry news, or get good grades to show that this is something you’re interested in doing; that it?s your passion and your career. The people hiring will notice you more, and be more willing to hire you, if you show that you have a passion for the work. Not because you’re doing for money, or because it’s just something you have to.

Show some interest, and find something you’re passionate about in the field. If there isn’t one, see if you can make it. See if someone would be willing to teach you. Look around at local programs or facilities, email or call asking if you can shadow someone. Show interest in the field.

Doing this shows these locations you’re interested in learning more and growing as an individual. You might find that you can land an internship, or even a job, by demonstrating this interest.

And when you’re shadowing, don’t just observe. Be useful. Ask to help, to be taught the ins and outs of the job, be curious. That helps demonstrate that you’re willing and able to learn.

These are just some of the things you can do to improve your medical assistant career after attending one of many pharmacy tech schools. It’s important to show interest and to learn outside the classroom. Helpful links.