Whether you're just starting your healthcare career as a pharmacy technician or have years of experience as a retail pharmacy technician or hospital pharmacy technician, it can be a challenge determining what to include in your resume and how to properly format your resume to attract the attention of a recruiter or hiring manager.

We analyzed hundreds of pharmacy technician resume samples from all stages of pharmacy technician careers and learned what works to help you get more interviews in 2021. We created five resume samples to help pharmacy technicians build an eye-catching resume.

The hardest part of resume writing is getting started. These resumes helped pharmacy technicians find jobs in retail, inpatient, hospital, and long-term care facilities. 

Pharmacy Technician Resume

Pharmacy Technician resume example

Why this resume works

  • As a pharmacy technician, you want to showcase customer volume and your ability to provide excellent customer service.
    • If you work or are planning to work in a retail pharmacy, be ready to highlight your ability to interact with customers with a positive attitude. 
  • Another key responsibility (outside of prescription fulfillment) is billing; managing payments and collaborating with insurance companies.
    • Tell the hiring manager, through your pharmacy technician resume, that you are comfortable being a patient advocate and a trustworthy cashier.  
  • Be sure to feature any process improvements or initiatives taken in your previous or current role that helped the pharmacy and its patients.

Hospital Pharmacy Technician Resume

Hospital Pharmacy Technician resume example

Why this resume works

  • Your hospital pharmacy technician resume overview should highlight your areas of expertise and/or specialty.
    • A hospital pharmacy has many areas of pharmacology including; IV medications, compounding, outpatient, automated dispensing cabinets, and more.
  • If you have experience with automated dispensing cabinets (Pyxis, Cubex) definitely showcase that on your resume; this is a highly sought-after skill within hospital and long-term care pharmacy setting. 
  • A pharmacy technician's number one priority is getting the right medication to the right patient. Since hospital pharmacy technicians deliver medications to the nursing staff, patient safety and accuracy is a must for your role.
    • Ensure that your resume includes your commitment to accuracy and efficiency. 

Entry Level Pharmacy Technician Resume

Entry Level Pharmacy Technician resume example

Why this resume works

  • Entry-level pharmacy technicians with little to no work experience must get the recruiter's attention through the overview. Be proud of your education and focus on your learnings, accomplishments, and your externship.
    • Use energetic "call to action" statements and always tell the hiring manager (through your resume's overview) "why" you want to be a pharmacy technician for their company.   
  • Pharmacy technician roles require extensive customer service responsibilities, especially in a retail pharmacy.
    • Highlight the customer service accomplishments on your entry level pharmacy technician resume from your previous roles as these are viable transferable skills to your new career as a pharmacy technician.
  • If you managed high-volume customer interactions (whether you were a server in a restaurant or sales at a car dealership) include this valuable skill set; pharmacy technicians have to work well under pressure and manage a significant amount of prescription fulfillments daily. 

Long Term Care Pharmacy Technician Resume

Long Term Care Pharmacy Technician resume example

Why this resume works

  • Pharmacy technicians that work in a long-term and/or senior care facility wear many hats.
    • You want to emphasize where you provided patient support outside of the pharmacy including patient care plans, daily activities with patients, and any other support provided to the nursing staff. 
  • Inventory management is very important to all pharmacy settings but even more important to very budget-conscious long-term care facilities.
    • Tell the hiring manager how you provided inventory management and how it saved the facility money on your long term care pharmacy technician resume.
  • Long-term care and/or senior care facilities are communities of patients and nursing staff who know each other well. You will interact with the same patients daily.
    • A helpful hint: Find out what activities the facility hosts (go to the facility's website where they list the group activities such as painting, yoga, board games, cooking, etc) and include hobbies and interests that match the facility's offerings on your resume.

Registered Pharmacy Technician Resume

Registered Pharmacy Technician resume example

Why this resume works

  • Pharmacy technicians will perform a lot of data entry; ensure that you highlight your ability enter data accurately into the computer system.
    • Accurate data entry provides for error-free prescription fulfillment and patient safety, which is the key benchmark for pharmacy technicians.
  • Double and triple check your resume for grammar and spelling. You can also get a resume review to ensure your registered pharmacy technician resume has everything it needs.
  • If your pharmacy technician experience is minimal, don't hesitate to include your previous work experiences. You should showcase all the skills that required multi-tasking, accuracy, cross-training, and customer service. Discussing your documentation handling experience is very important as well; written prescriptions are documents and you will be managing a high-volume of written prescriptions, labels, and billing paperwork.
    • Your ability to handle documents in an organized manner is a transferable skill to the Pharmacy Technician role. 
  • Always include your certifications and/or registrations; whether you are a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) or a Registered Pharmacy Technician (RPhT) display your title with pride.
    • Hiring managers need to know this information, plus CPhTs and RPhTs get paid more than their unlicensed counterparts.
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