Pharmacy Technician Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Pharmacy Technician interview, here are 40 interview questions and answer examples.

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What do you dislike the most about being a Pharmacy Technician?

"While not a dislike, the biggest learning curve I will have when I start is learning the cost coverage and insurance side of the business. I know that in a retail setting like this, it will be important to understand the types of coverages that customers have, and I look forward to learning this aspect of the business."

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40 Pharmacy Technician Interview Questions & Answers

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  • Adaptability

    1. What do you dislike the most about being a Pharmacy Technician?

  • Ask The Interviewer

    2. This concludes our interview. Do you have any questions for me?

  • Career Goals

    3. Where do you see yourself in five years?

  • Communication

    4. How would you describe your communication skills?

  • Compatibility

    5. How would your references describe you?

  • Compatibility

    6. How do you fill your downtime at work?

  • Compatibility

    7. Name three of your greatest strengths related to your profession.

  • Compatibility

    8. What do you enjoy most about working in the pharmaceutical field?

  • Compatibility

    9. How would your co-workers describe you?

  • Compatibility

    10. How do you expect to make a difference at our pharmacy?

  • Compatibility

    11. After reading the job description, what do you like most about this position?

  • Competency

    12. What is the difference between prescription medicine and over-the-counter drugs?

  • Conflict

    13. Have you ever worked with a Pharmacist you did not like? What didn't you like about them?

  • Customer Service

    14. How well do you handle customer complaints?

  • Customer Service

    15. How do you handle times when customer wait times are longer than normal, and customers become uneasy or even mad?

  • Diligence

    16. What do you know about our pharmacy?

  • Diligence

    17. How do you verify that a prescription is valid in this line of work?

  • Diligence

    18. How do you keep yourself up to date on new medications and practices in the field?

  • Diligence

    19. Give me an example of one of your past jobs that required great attention to detail.

  • Diligence

    20. How do you keep yourself organized to be able to meet deadlines?

  • Direct

    21. We require all candidates to submit to a pre-employment drug screen. Will there be an issue passing the drug screen?

  • Direct

    22. What makes you the best candidate for this position?

  • Direct

    23. What do you enjoy most about being a Pharmacy Technician?

  • Discovery

    24. Why did you leave your last job?

  • Discovery

    25. What do you feel are the most important qualities in being a good technician?

  • Discovery

    26. What influenced you to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical field?

  • Discovery

    27. What do you do in your free time?

  • Discovery

    28. How did you hear about this position?

  • Discovery

    29. Who is your greatest role model?

  • Diversity

    30. How do you feel about working with customers of diverse backgrounds?

  • Education

    31. When you reflect on your education, is there anything you would do differently?

  • Leadership

    32. Give me an example of your leadership ability.

  • Operational

    33. What hours are you available?

  • Performance Based

    34. Give me an example of how you are dependable.

  • Stress

    35. Our pharmacy is fast-paced without much downtime. How well do you work under pressure?

  • Stress

    36. Tell me about a stressful time in your work life. How did you handle it?

  • Teamwork

    37. How do you work as part of a greater team? What role do you find yourself taking on in a team environment?

  • Technical

    38. What pharmacy software do you have experience working on?

  • Tough

    39. What would you do if you suspect a customer is a drug seeker?

  • Tough

    40. Describe a time when you had your ethics tested.