What education path should I take to become a pharmacist assistant/technician?

I plan to be a real pharmacist later in life, but I plan to become a pharmacist assistant first. Do pharmacist assistants go to college or do they gain real world experience first? I don't plan to become a real pharmacist right now, I want to become an assistant first and see if it's the right career for me.

Asked By: Simple Mess - 5/15/2012
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Don't waste time becoming a pharmacist tech before becoming a pharmacist. You have to have a doctorates degree to be a pharmacist which is an 8 year degree. I know high school students that are pharmacist techs at CVS because our school offered a pharm tech class. The techs there make about 8 dollars an hour. I... More
Answered By: Sally - 5/15/2012
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You'll need to find a community college with a pharmacy tech program. They usually take 2 years to complete. But if you want to be a pharmacist then you shouldn't waste your time. Get a job as a cashier at a drugstore if you want to see what being a pharmacist is like. Don't wast 2 years becoming a pharm tech!
Answered By: phil838 - 5/15/2012
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