What is the best way to apply/get hired as a pharmacy technician?

I'm 16 years old and a junior in the International Baccalaureate program (it is known for its incredibly rigorous curriculum). I applied to be a pharmacy technician online for CVS/Pharmacy and then went into the store I am hoping to be hired at and filled out the application again. As untrained and still in high school, are my chances of receiving the job slim? I read that CVS/Pharmacy is a company that provides room for growth; does that mean they are willing to hire fresh faces and train them from the start? What should I do next to promote my chances, if there is anything to do at all? If this does not work, in general what is the best way to approach becoming a pharmacy technician at my current age/experience? Thanks!

Asked By: _____michelle! - 8/31/2007
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Becoming a pharmacy tech is a great precursor to becoming a pharmacist... More
Answered By: Medical_Advisor - 9/1/2007
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Boots are really good at training up dispensing staff. They have loads of stores and so you can move around within the company if you want more responsibility. Apparently they are very good employers. I haven't heard of CVS but the general thing they look for is enthusiasm, learning skills and thoroughness. Boots... More
Answered By: Need2know - 8/31/2007
Around here a pharm tech has to have training. There is a program at the local collage. The CVS techs have to have this certificate at our stores, the other pharmacies, and also the pharm techs in the hospital in order to work. I'm sorry, but untrained people should not be allow to handle medicine. You need to get a... More
Answered By: Morningstar - 8/31/2007
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Answered By: Waleed - 8/31/2007
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