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Healthcare Stepping-Stone Jobs

Megan Malugani, Monster Contributing Writer

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Likewise, workers interested in physical therapy (PT) or pharmacy can start in secondary roles before deciding whether to invest in PT or pharmacy school.

Registered pharmacist Cynthia Reilly says her experience as a pharmacy technician served as a stepping-stone to her current career. Reilly started college as a journalism major but had to take time off from school for financial reasons. During that period, she worked full-time as a hospital pharmacy technician. “I had not been interested in being a pharmacist before, but when I spent so much time in the pharmacy, I realized the range of opportunities available,” says Reilly, who also credits mentors with encouraging her to pursue a pharmacy career.

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