Steps toward becoming a pharmacy technician

By TRE’ LAMB

Charlie Trott has been working at CVS as a pharmacy technician for two months but doesn’t desire to be a pharmacist

In actuality, Trott would like to get his masters science in nursing which will make him a nurse practitioner.

“As I get further in my career I eventually would like to diagnose and prescribe medicine which will make me at the forefront of nursing,” said Trott.

In order to be a certified pharmacy technician, there is a required amount of training you have to complete before you get the job. Trott had to go through a lot of intensity in order to maintain his position.

“It took a full two weeks of online test to complete my training. I was asked anything from customer service to the amount of time it takes to fill a script,” said Trott. “I’d say I had to complete a total of 15 tests before I was officially in the system.”

Charlie Trott spends a lot of his time focusing on health and exercise. Photo by Tre' Lamb.
Charlie Trott spends a lot of his time focusing on health and exercise. Photo by Tre’ Lamb.

Trott is a former student at Kennesaw State but recently he has been accepted into the nursing program at Chattahoochee Tech.

While at CVS, Trott is responsible for counting pills, checking insurance on customers to make sure they are covered and handing out filled prescriptions.

“Compared to the pharmacist my job is simple,” said Trott. “I’m responsible for counting pills and filling the script for our customers yet it does require your full attention so you can focus on the drugs in front of you.”

With Trott working as a pharmacy technician for the time being, he will be getting a first look at different medicated drugs which will help him in the future with his nursing career.

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