Sample Resume for an Entry-Level Pharmacy Technician
If your resume isn't generating interviews, it's time for a dose of inspiration. Check out this sample for an entry-level pharmacy technician.
If a side effect of your resume is that it isn't generating interviews, it's time for a dose of inspiration, says resume expert Kim Isaacs. to see how to create a pharm tech resume that gets noticed, view the resume sample for an entry-level pharmacy technician that Isaacs created below. You can also download the entry-level pharmacy technician resume template in Word. And if you need more help, get a free resume evaluation from the experts at Monster's Resume Writing Service.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), jobs for pharmacy technicians are projected to grow by 12% (or 47,600 jobs) from 2016 through 2026, which is faster than average. You'll find the highest level of employment for this job in the following states: California, Texas, Florida, Illinois, and New York; and in the following metropolitan areas: New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, and Dallas.
As a pharmacy technician, you can expect to earn a median wage of $31,750 per year, or $15.26 per hour, according to the BLS.
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Entry-Level Pharmacy Technician resume template
MARIE BRODY, CPhT
Sometown, AZ 85287
Home: (555) 555-5555
email@example.com | LinkedIn URL
Certified Pharmacy Technician
- PTCB-certified pharmacy technician with a high level of motivation to launch career in this field.
- Training has included four weeks of practice in a clinical externship as well as training in a state-of-the-art pharmacy laboratory.
- Learned from respected PharmD instructors, gaining a foundation in pharmacy best practices, medication pharmacology, pharmaceutical calculations and prescription processing.
- Experience includes current position as a retail pharmacy cashier—provide exemplary patient care and ensure a positive customer experience.
Education & Credentials
ABC TECHNICAL INSTITUTE, Sometown, AZ
Pharmacy Technician Diploma, 5/2016
- Graduated from ASHP-accredited school, acquiring the knowledge to sit for and pass the CPhT exam on the first attempt.
- Earned “A” grade after completing 160-hour clinical externship at XYZ Pharmacy.
- Completed curriculum delivered in classroom, online and lab settings covering topics including:
- Medical & Pharmaceutical Terminology
- Pharmacology of Medications
- Retail Pharmacy Procedures
- Medicare & Medicaid Reimbursements
- Pharmaceutical Calculations
- FDA Drug Safety Guidelines
- Pharmacy Practice Ethics
- Prescription Filling
- Medication Compounding
- Basic Anatomy
- Patient Care & Interaction
- Medication Inventory Management
- Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT), Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), 5/2012
- Trainee License, Arizona State Board of Pharmacy, 3/2012
- Sterile Products Certification, National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA), 2012
DEF COMPANY, Sometown, AZ
Family-owned neighborhood drugstore offering a full-service retail pharmacy.
Cashier,2011 to 2012
- Worked in a busy neighborhood drugstore and gained hands-on knowledge of retail pharmacy operations.
- Provided friendly customer service that helped retain customers despite fierce competition in the industry.
- Demonstrated accuracy in cashiering, cash handling and credit-card processing, consistently balancing cash drawer to the penny.
- Routinely commended for maintaining an orderly and clean store appearance.
Available for Evening and Weekend Shift Work