Is the salary of a Pharmacy Technician enough to obtain a sustainable lifestyle?
I am a twenty-one year old trade student, studying to become pharmacy technician. Some of my hobbies include sewing, embroidering, and drawing. I am very interested in pursuing healthcare , but I also want to pursue the arts industry.#pharmacy #pharmaceuticals #pharmacist #medicine #pharm-tech #healthcare
Life style and geographic location pay a very important part of this response. Single, living a low cost lifestyle vs married, with children in an area such as San Francisco will require different answers.
Starting salaries very. You can advance to a livable wage with benefits. Some of my techs eventually went to pharmacy school which was not that difficult a transition others went to public health and some to nursing. Many stayed as tech managers with a good salary and very nice benefit package.
I recommend in your studies that you have a clear focus of your eventual path and goal. This focus will assist you in your learning and eventual career.
Best wishes to you whatever path you follow.
If you want to be a pharmacy tech, do so in a hospital pharmacy. The pay may be better and not as stressful!
David Friedman, RPh