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Pharmacy Technician Interview Questions to Ask
1. What is the most positive aspect of being a pharmacy technician?
2. Why do you want to work in Pharmacy?
List of Pharmacy Technician Interview Questions
  1. Give me an example of one of your past jobs that required great attention to detail.
  2. What do you enjoy most about being a Pharmacy Technician?
  3. What do you dislike the most about being a Pharmacy Technician?
  4. How would your co-workers describe you?
  5. What do you do in your free time?
  6. Why should I hire you?
  7. Have you ever worked with a Pharmacist you did not like? What didn't you like about them?
  8. Where do you see yourself in five years?
  9. Give me an example of how you are dependable.
  10. How did the customer respond when you attempted to calm them down?
  11. What do you feel are the most important qualities in being a good technician?
  12. What is the difference between prescription medicine and over-the-counter drugs?
  13. When can you start working?
  14. What are your weaknesses?
  15. How do you feel about working with customers of diverse backgrounds?
  16. How would you deal with an irate customer?
  17. How often do you partake in social activities?
  18. What do you know about our pharmacy?
  19. What tools do you use to manage stress?
  20. What was your most difficult aspect of your training?
  21. When you reflect on your education, is there anything you would do differently?
  22. How do you fill your downtime?
  23. Who is your greatest role model?
  24. What are your strengths?
  25. Why should we hire you?
  26. What influenced you to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical field?
  27. Tell me about a stressful time in your life. How did you handle it?
  28. Why do you want this job?
  29. What was your favorite part of your training?
  30. Give me an example of your leadership ability?
  31. Are you willing to complete continuing educational courses?
  32. Tell me about your experience in the pharmacy industry?
  33. What do you enjoy most about working in the pharmaceutical field?
  34. What qualities does a great leader have? Which do you possess?
  35. What hours are you available?
Contributing Author
Heather Douglass
HR Specialist/Recruiter
Contributing Author
Ryan Brown
Pharmacy Technician Information
January 30th, 2017

A Pharmacy Technician performs work under pharmacists within a pharmacy. Pharmacy technicians have many duties in the pharmacy, some of these functions include; opening the pharmacy, sterilizing equipment, greeting patients, data entry, dispensing drugs, inventory reports, stocking shelves, answering phones, and other administrative duties.

Preparing for a pharmacy technician interview is simple, just know the skills that a pharmacist looks for in their technicians and make sure you align yourself with those skills. A pharmacist will want a technician capable of multi-tasking, handling customer complaints in a professional/positive manner, diligent in their work, very organized, communicates clearly and efficiently, passionate about pharmacy, and motivated. Understand how your skills align with the ones mentioned and prepare your interviewing theme around these skills.

Pharmacy technicians can expect an interview by a pharmacist and possibly an assistant or store manager. The assistant or store manager will want to be sure you fit the company's values while the pharmacist will check your skill set and make sure you are capable of handling the duties of a pharmacy technician inside their pharmacy. Most interview questions will center around customer service and responsibility within the workplace. There is no room for error inside a pharmacy so expect to be asked how you double check your work and are sure your work is error-free. Interviewers will want to know how you handle customer complaints and how you solve customer problems in a calm manner. The interviewers will also want to know what your future career plans are and why you want this current job opening.