Going for a job as a pharmacy technician? Be sure to use your cover letter to convey your experience and training. Get ideas from this sample.
If you’re looking for top pharmacy technician jobs, you need to be sure to use your cover letter to convey your experience and training—think of it as a formal introduction between you and your potential employer. Need some inspiration? Check out our sample cover letter for a pharmacy technician below.
Jobs for pharmacy technicians are projected to grow by 12% (or 47,600 jobs) from 2016 through 2026, which is faster than average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). You’ll find the highest level of employment for this job in the following states: California, Texas, Florida, Illinois, and New York; and in the following metropolitan areas: New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, and Dallas.
As a pharmacy technician, you can expect to earn a median wage of $31,750 per year, or $15.26 per hour, according to the BLS.
Pharmacy technician cover letter sample
Edward Shaw, CPhT
12 Bennington St. | Sometown, MA 01000 | (555) 555-5555 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. William Kaufman
Human Resources Manager
Sometown General Hospital
44 Grove Ave.
Sometown, MA 01000
Re: Pharmacy Technician Openings
Dear Mr. Kaufman:
As a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) with Massachusetts licensure, I am writing to express my strong interest in joining your multidisciplinary healthcare team. I have recently moved to Sometown from Boston, and I am actively seeking full-time employment.
My background includes six years of experience working as a pharmacy tech in both retail and hospital formulary settings. Highlights of my credentials include:
- Seven years of pharmacy tech experience;
- Experience in both retail and hospital pharmacy operations;
- Comprehensive knowledge of medical terminology; third-party formularies and plan limitations; apothecary and metric systems of weights and measures; and pharmaceutical calculations; and
- A proven track record of commended performance in all pharmacy tech positions held.
After earning my pharmacy technician certification from Sometown University in 2004, I joined HVC’s retail pharmacy team, serving as a pharmacy tech for one of the chain’s highest-volume drugstores in Boston. I achieved high marks on my annual reviews throughout my four-year employment with HVC, earning consistent praise for my attention to detail in filling prescriptions, measuring medications, and maintaining up-to-date customer records and insurance information.
In 2008, I accepted a pharmacy tech position with ABC Medical Center, working in its hospital formulary. As in my previous position, I was commended for my accuracy, attention to detail and high productivity level. I also expanded my knowledge of dosages and indications for a broadened array of medical conditions during my two years with this Level 1 trauma center.
I would welcome the opportunity for an interview, and I will follow up with you in a few days to explore this possibility. In the meantime, I am enclosing my resume for your review, and I hope you will not hesitate to contact me at (555) 555-5555 or via email at email@example.com to arrange a meeting. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to speaking with you.
Edward Shaw, CPhT
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