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Where do you see yourself in five years?
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Think about your career goals before your interview. It is likely that you will be asked a question similar to this. Be prepared to talk about how your role as a pharmacy tech will fits into your five year plan. Don't have a plan? Take some time to look at your options. Research the career path of a pharmacy tech. You could work as a lead pharmacy tech or decide to go to pharmacy school. The options are endless!
Answer examples
"In five years I'd like to have the opportunity to be in a leadership position in one of your pharmacies in this facility."

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User-Submitted Answers

Where do you see yourself in five years?
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At a good, trustable and being a best technician of the pharmacy.
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Lead tech for this company.
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Working for a great pharmacy.
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Still here as a better pharmacy tech and/or lead tech. Maybe even a pharmacist.
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Still here working and maybe as a lead pharmacy tech or even as a pharmacist.
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Being a more experienced Pharmacy Technician and hopefully have moved up in position to either a trainer or a supervisor.
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I will be still working for the pharmacy and try to move up as a lead tech or maybe even a pharmacist.
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I see myself still working in healthcare, hopefully as an accuracy checking technician.
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I will be studying to become a pharmacist, while I am working as a pharmacy tech.
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Working in the medical field, having finished my medical degree in nursing, sugical technician, etc.
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In five years time I can see myself working at this company, as a better pharmacy tecnhician.
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I see myself a successfully qualified pharmacy technician working alongside a helpful team.
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I strive to be the best in what ever I end up doing. Hopefully something Scientific, to do with my degrees - that is why I think working here is a perfect opportunity, combining my passions to further my career.
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I see myself working here in a stable position and working with a team to help others.
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Hopefully still working with your company.
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In five years time, I see myself successfully and actively working on the wards as a qualified medicines management technician. I would love to specialise, but I do see myself as a NVQ assessor working actively and aiding training is aspiring technicians.
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Studying for my first degree in pharmacy.
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I have 2 things in mind . Grow my skills and knowledge in pharmacy field and get in hospital pharmacies . Go back to school get my degree in business and management and be a manager in my favorite company target cause Ive experience working there.
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I will be with the same company and prove that I have the skills to be a lead tech.
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Working as a Pharmacist-hopefully in charge.
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My goal in five years is to be graduating school as a pharmacist. I want my experience here to allow me to build not only my resume but my knowledge when it comes to pharmacy and I feel being in this type of environment will be a great start to an amazing future.
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I want to continue to work in the healthcare industry and be the best Pharmacy Technician I can.
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I would like to be working in the health care. One of my goals is to move up as a Pharmacy Technician.
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I will be a registered pharmacist.
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Improved and highly skilled pharmacy technician in your hospital pharmacy.
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In five years times I see myself in this company in helping excessively to the pertain met of the company missions and goals.
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Completed further education to expand my career options to provide a sustainable life for myself. Either a lead, mentor, trainer technician or sonographer.
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Hopefully in a management position.
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Hopefully graduated from college and working in a nursing home.
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Being a lead pharmacy tech or a pharmacist.
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In five years, I would be working still as a pharmacy technician and hopefully in a company that I would like to work at for the rest until I retire.
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I hope to be employed and working in a pharmacy.
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Still here working and doing the same thing.
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Still in the same company as where I am now. I am hoping that I will be an expert in this job and be in my best ability.
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As alot and lot successful person.
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Graduated from college and working in my career field.
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I might still working in this pharmacy.
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Still working on this pharmacy, probably a lead tech already.
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With the qualifications gained during employment I would hope to work my up to management.
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I hope to be one of the most experienced technian.
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Hopefully working in the medical field.
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I see myself in five years as a Certified Pharmacy Technician.
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In 5 years I see myself working in the healthcare industry furthering my career as a pharmacy technician, while also taking online classes to earn a degree in healthcare administration.
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I plan to still be in the pharmacy field as a technician training others to better their career and knowledge.
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Hopefully in this position, with more knowledge and skills.
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As a licensed pharmacist.
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Would like to be the company manager in order to prosper the company.
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Definitley next level up from the position I hold.
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Higher level pharmacy tech A few college degrees.
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I see myself working in a hospital pharmacy as a lead/senior pharmacy technician.
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Working with and helping patients.
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Hopefully working full time.
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I hope to still be here in 5 years. I really am looking for a long term job.
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Ideally, in pharmacy school.
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I would like my self band 6 pharmacy technician and learnt lots of thing.
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I want to stay with the same company, build rapport with staff and customers.
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In 5 years I hope to be a registered nurse preparing to go back to college for my masters.
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I'd like to see myself being able to work in compounding pharmacy (because compounding pharmacy is more rewarding and specialized in a sense that you'll be able to help patients who can't find their medications from regular pharmacies.)
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I am happy with my position, to me being a pharmacy assistant varies from frontline at the counters, merchandising, invoicing even dispensary assist means the same to me. It is still a pharmacist assistant therefore in 5 years time I would still choose to be where I am now, which is provding health advice to my abilities.
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Definitely working in my career field and hopefully married.
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I would like to be in a happy career with a regular routine.
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I see myself as a better pharmacy technician. I am always learning something new.
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In he storeroom taking drugs.
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I don't know, but I would like to stay in this field.
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Working with your company.
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Hopefully still here at this job.
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I will be a licensed Pharmacist in walmart.
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I will be working here, hopefully. I tend to stay at my jobs for long periods of time.
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I hope to be able to move up a level or two in 5 years. I am currently a Lead Technician, I would like to be the Pharmacy District Trainer in the next few years.
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I will still be working here, as an excellent technician, pharmacist and lecturer.
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If I get hired, I hope to vontinue working here and to learn more.
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In five years I hope I am working as a pharmacy technician in a hospital or as a register nurse helping other people in need.
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For now I dont but if you hired me as your employee I will stay in your company as long as you need me.
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In a senior position at work and in my own house.
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I want to see myself working as a pharmacist and well settled career. I would love to stay here at this chemist, getting promotions.
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In five years I see myself as a pharmacist and I would love to work here but as a pharmacist.
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I will be in health care proffetion by up greading my self through my proifesion.
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In health care proffesion.
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I would like to be here, hopefully having the opportunity to progress and further my knowledge.
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Hopefully working in a phamacy.
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I would be completing my degree and with a psychology degree you never know, you know so if theres room for advancement I would most likely would like to see myself moving up in the company.
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Confident in my position as a Pharmacy technician, medicines management trained and ACT trained.
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Enjoying what I do, moving up the ladder onto a better job and learning new skills.
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Somewhere in the health system.
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I would like to see myself in the hospital pharmacy setting.
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I would like to be at the next level of my career, maybe back in school for a degree.
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Work as a pharmacy assistant or technician.
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Growing and taking steps to reach my fullest potential in life.
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Working for a company where my experience and willing to learn will be an asset.
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Graduated and looking into management.
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I am hoping hear to get deeper and further in this company/Career.
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Hopefully fulfilling my job role as a pharmacy technician taking on responsibility and training as needed.
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With not being in the company, I do not know all the opportunities that are available. In five years, I will be in a position that will be earned by my positive performance.
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I would like to have a complete new trade from where I am now. To qualify as a dispenser will give me the experience to stay in the pharmaceutical business.
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Working in the health care field as a pharmacist.
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If I have opportunity I would like to do act.
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Hopefully still working in this company but with a higher position.
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Finish with school being a pta.
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Hopefully a successful band five at uhsm. I enjoy it here so my plan I to stay if I can.
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Hopefully, still here working my way up the ladder. I feel that as I learn more my passion will get greater and my ambitious nature will push me to progress.
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In five years time I plan to develop my skills to go from being great at my job to being the best. I want to work somewhere where Iíll have opportunity to further develop my skills and work with people I can really learn from. Hospital pharmacy is where I want to continue to build a career, not just have a job.