These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Pharmacist Technicians

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Former Jobs, Rankings - 10 months ago
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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.

The full list of those jobs can be found below.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten 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 — as a list, they’re kind of boring as hell. They’re pretty much exactly what you’d expect a lot of former pharmacist technicians to do.

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

Here are some of the most interesting jobs of former pharmacist technicians:

  1. Pharmacy Internship
  2. Medical Technologist
  3. Patient Care Coordinator
  4. Front Desk Receptionist
  5. Data Entry Associate
  6. Service Representative
  7. Shift Supervisor
  8. Medical Receptionist
  9. Patient Service Representative
  10. Physician Assistant

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.

How We Determined the Most Common 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

That’s all for how we did it — below you’ll find the full ranked list of the most common jobs of former pharmacist technicians.

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Pharmacist Technicians

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