Best Jobs For Former Pharmacist Technicians [2022]

By Chris Kolmar
Jul. 13, 2022

It’s tough to be a pharmacist technician nowadays, and more and more of them are losing confidence in their own profession.

While the amount of people majoring in courses preparing people for a job as a pharmacist technician isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become pharmacist technicians in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.

With so many pharmacist technicians no longer sticking around, this begs the question:

What are they all doing now?

We were curious, so we looked through the resumes of former pharmacist technicians to see what kind of jobs they were moving into after leaving the field. There were thousands of answers, so we made the cutoff at the top 100 jobs.

But given that there are some very surprising and interesting items on this list, we’ve decided to highlight a few of those instead.

Best Jobs For Former PHARMACIST TECHNICIANS

  1. Pharmacy Internship Jobs

  2. Medical Technologist Jobs

  3. Patient Care Coordinator Jobs

  4. Front Desk Receptionist Jobs

  5. Data Entry Associate Jobs

  6. Service Representative Jobs

  7. Shift Supervisor Jobs

  8. Medical Receptionist Jobs

  9. Patient Service Representative Jobs

  10. Physician Assistant Jobs

Some of these items are admittedly more attractive than one another as far as actually working the job goes, but one way or another, you’ve got to admit they’re eye-catching.

The full list of those jobs can be found below.

Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former PHARMACIST TECHNICIANS

Rank Job Title %
1 Certified Pharmacist Technician 3.86%
2 Customer Service Representative 2.93%
3 Pharmacist 2.27%
4 Pharmacy Internship 1.72%
5 Sales Associate 1.47%
6 Registered Nurse 1.38%
7 Administrative Assistant 1.37%
8 Cashier 1.24%
9 Staff Pharmacist 1.23%
10 Medical Assistant 1.09%
11 Assistant Manager 0.9%
12 Pharmacist Manager 0.89%
13 Internship 0.79%
14 Technician 0.77%
15 Senior Pharmacist Technician 0.73%
16 Office Manager 0.7%
17 Certified Nursing Assistant 0.68%
18 Receptionist 0.66%
19 Licensed Practical Nurse 0.65%
20 Server 0.6%
21 Volunteer 0.57%
22 Manager 0.56%
23 Laboratory Technician 0.52%
24 Home Health Aid 0.51%
25 Substitute Teacher 0.49%
26 Sales Representative 0.48%
27 Billing Specialist 0.47%
28 Office Assistant 0.47%
29 Clinical Pharmacist 0.47%
30 Teacher 0.45%
31 Data Entry Technician 0.44%
32 Medical Technologist 0.39%
33 Customer Service Trainer 0.38%
34 Research Assistant 0.38%
35 Store Manager 0.35%
36 Senior Certified Pharmacist Technician 0.34%
37 Pharmacist Technician Instructor 0.33%
38 Specialist 0.33%
39 Lead Technician 0.3%
40 Supervisor 0.29%
41 Coordinator 0.28%
42 Teller 0.27%
43 Patient Care Coordinator 0.26%
44 Radiologic Technician 0.26%
45 Team Leader 0.25%
46 Pharmacist In Charge 0.25%
47 Front Desk Receptionist 0.25%
48 Customer Service Associate 0.24%
49 Account Manager 0.24%
50 Data Entry Associate 0.24%
51 Service Representative 0.24%
52 Case Manager 0.24%
53 Shift Supervisor 0.23%
54 Operations Manager 0.23%
55 Medical Receptionist 0.23%
56 Registered Pharmacist Technician 0.22%
57 Clerk 0.22%
58 Security Officer 0.22%
59 Waitress 0.21%
60 Pharmacy Technician Internship 0.2%
61 Patient Service Representative 0.19%
62 Associate 0.19%
63 Teacher Assistant 0.19%
64 Physician Assistant 0.19%
65 Unit Secretary 0.18%
66 Ambassador 0.18%
67 Assistant Store Manager 0.17%
68 Representative 0.17%
69 Phlebotomist 0.17%
70 Project Manager 0.17%
71 Prior Authorization Specialist 0.17%
72 Order Entry Specialist 0.17%
73 Assistant 0.16%
74 Shift Leader 0.16%
75 Research Associate 0.16%
76 Data Entry Specialist 0.16%
77 Medical Records Clerk 0.16%
78 Consultant 0.16%
79 Material Handler 0.16%
80 Licensed Pharmacist Technician 0.16%
81 Legal Assistant 0.16%
82 Technician, Inventory Specialist 0.15%
83 Bartender Server 0.15%
84 Program Coordinator 0.15%
85 Human Resources Coordinator 0.15%
86 Customer Care Representative 0.15%
87 Patient Care Technician 0.15%
88 Customer Service Specialist 0.15%
89 Data Entry Clerk 0.15%
90 Staff Nurse 0.14%
91 Crew Member 0.14%
92 Teaching Assistant 0.14%
93 Laboratory Assistant 0.14%
94 Nuclear Medicine Technologist 0.14%
95 Technical Support Specialist 0.14%
96 Retail Pharmacist 0.14%
97 Machine Operator 0.14%
98 Float Pharmacist 0.14%
99 Emergency Medical Technician 0.13%
100 Preschool Teacher 0.13%

Most Common Jobs For Former PHARMACIST TECHNICIANS

  1. Certified Pharmacist Technician

  2. Customer Service Representative

  3. Pharmacist

  4. Pharmacy Internship

  5. Sales Associate

  6. Registered Nurse

  7. Administrative Assistant

  8. Cashier

  9. Staff Pharmacist

  10. Medical Assistant

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a pharmacist technician would have or being a stepping stone to a different career.

Here’s the thing about these jobs though — they’re pretty much exactly what you’d expect a lot of former pharmacist technicians to do.

How We Determined the Best Jobs of Former PHARMACIST TECHNICIANS

Using resume information from our database of over 7 million resumes, we looked at all resumes that listed pharmacist technician under their work history. Then we looked at which jobs showed up on their work histories following their stints as a pharmacist technician, sorting them by their most frequent.

That’s how we made the initial ranked list.

To make our list of most interesting jobs, we looked through the ranked list to see if any positions:

  • Showed up in fewer than 1% of all new jobs
  • And, were not part of the 100 most common jobs in our database

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Author

Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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