I'm thinking about becoming a pharmacy tech, but after reading much of this forum, I'm having doubts! In the past I was a (part-time) corporate travel agent, for 30 years. I worked for a small agency which could not keep the agency going after the economy tanked. I became unemployed Feb. 15th, 2010. I am not seeking another travel agent position, because the industry is dying and I need to have a job that offers 15 to 20 years sustainability (till I can retire, if any of us really get to do that in the future lol) and I need health insurance coverage for myself.
I thought pharmacy tech. sounded like a good match for my past job experience and a pretty good fit for my personality. I loved performing great customer service for my clients. I am use to having to perform detailed tasks in a fast paced environment with a phone ringing off the hook. I was considering the draw backs to a pharmacy tech. jobs to be standing on my feet all the time and dealing with retail hours. But now I am wondering if I am under estimating the draw backs to this position, including low pay! It also sounds like the working environment is not so pleasant, I worked very closely with 2 agents (we all loved working as a “team”) and of course I sat at a desk to perform my work.
I had also considered training as a medical coder, but I did not think it was as good a fit for me. I do not think I would be happy being in a back room somewhere encoding medical forms and talking to insurance companies all day long!
I think I may enjoy being a medical receptionist, but I have found very little detailed information on what the required education for this position would be, or how I would go about becoming employed in this area of work. If anyone can share that information with me I would greatly appreciate it!!
If anyone has any facts or thoughts on which job path is better to take I would appreciate the input.