MBTI® Test ISFP Pharmacy Technicians

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Conventional, Realistic (CR) (GOT)

Hammer (1996) writes that Introverted-Sensing-Feeling-Perceiving (ISFP) Myers-Briggs Types excel in fields where they can interact with people and help them improve their lives. ISFP Myers-Briggs Types enjoy knowing that they have made a difference and that they can put a face to the impact that they have. ISFP’s gain satisfaction from and fit well in careers as pharmacy technicians.

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Pharmacy technicians assist full pharmacists in the pharmacy. Pharmacy Technicians help pharmacists stay on top of clerical duties like maintaining patient records, organizing and labeling medical stock, keeping an up-to-date inventory, and assisting with customer service. They also verify the accuracy of prescription records, including prices and filing practices. In some cases, they may also mix pharmaceutical preparations, though the exact prescriptions are the responsibility of the prescribing physician and the dispensing lead pharmacist.

In order to do their jobs successfully, pharmacy technicians need to be able to use filling machines, including tube fillers and crimping machines. To weigh solid powders or substances, they may need to use laboratory balances, including equal arm balances or torsion balances. Then, to create emulsions or fluids, they use blending or agitating machines or mixers. When creating blended pills or solid powders, pharmacy technicians may need to use grinding of shearing mills, or filling machines like computer-based dispensing equipment. Pharmacy technicians should also have mastered the use of billing and reimbursement software or other accounting software, as well as inventory management software like Cardinal Health Pyxis Cll Safe. While the exact machines and kinds of software used may differ somewhat depending on the individual pharmacy, in general, these are essential to a pharmacy’s functioning.

Successful pharmacy technicians must have excellent listening and speaking skills, as well as complex problem solving skills. Because of the high stakes of keeping accurate medical and treatment records, they also need to be highly organized and have an acute attention to detail. Their knowledge base must include an understanding of personal and customer service as well as the natural and biological sciences (e.g., medical and dentistry) and mathematics.

ISFP’s also fit well in careers as pharmacy technicians because they excel in environments where they are rewarded at the end of each workday with tangible, visible achievements that embody their efforts.

Below are some employment trends for Pharmacy Technicians:

  • Median wage: $14.33 hourly, $29,810 annually
  • Employment: 355,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2012-2022): Faster than average (15% to 21%)
  • Projected job openings (2012-2022): 105,900

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ISFP Careers

Click on one of these corresponding popular ISFP Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Income Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education: Bill and Account Collector, Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks, Cashier,Medical Transcriptionist, Nursing Assistant, Packaging & Filling Machine Operators, Pharmacy Technician, Physical Therapy Aide, Procurement Clerk, and Team Assembler.

 

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References

Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections Onetonline.org

MBTI® Type Tables for Occupations, 2nd Edition. Schaubhut, N. & Thompson, R. (CPP, 2008)

Introduction To Type and Careers, Hammer, A. (CPP, 1996)