Is it better to work as a pharmacy tech or an operator in a call center?

I was seeing the ads in the paper where there were call centers hiring customer service representatives and the starting wages were similar to those of a pharmacy technician pluas they offered raises and bonuses. No certification is required to work as on operator, well actually some places I know will hire uncertified pharmacy techs as well, so which would be a better job?

Asked By: Charles - 2/4/2008
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Pharmacy tech. Better promotion oppourtunities, and also more interesting!!!!!
Answered By: Liquorice - 2/4/2008
Additional Answers (7)
A pharmacy tech definitely holds a better future than a telephone operator. I used to do the telemarketing thing... it gets to be no fun real fast...
Answered By: Samantha W - 2/4/2008
Depends, if you don't mind people yell at you all the time, call center, but if you can get a job as a pharmacy tech without a certification, go for it.
Answered By: Lavender L - 2/4/2008
As someone who has worked in a few call centers, I can tell you unequivocally that if you want a LASTING job without as much stress, go for the pharmacy tech work. Call centers have a high turnover rate for a reason - most of them are so insufferable that nobody wants to work there for very long. The ones that ARE... More
Answered By: Lillian - 2/4/2008
I assume you have a higher chance of moving up the job ladder with a pharm tech degree, but then again, you do have to pay a lot more to go to school to be a pharm tech.
Answered By: Amanda - 2/4/2008
Well answering annoying calls sometimes makes you really stressed out and p****d off. Schedules are sometimes not good too. Better if you work as a Pharma Tech.
Answered By: waldenwarlock - 2/4/2008
I have worked as a pharmacy tech, it is fun if you work in a hospital, otherwise it sucks. It also pays like crap. On the other hand, answering phones all day is not all that great either.
Answered By: molly m - 2/4/2008
pharmacy tech. people will always need medicine. call center operators are expendable.
Answered By: Jonathan B - 2/4/2008
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