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It depends on the requirement in your state, assuming you live in the US. For my state, the minimum age requirement was 18 years old. My first pharmacy technician job was during my senior year of high school, about a month after I turned 18. It was an incredibly rewarding work experience and a great way to learn about one aspect of pharmacy/healthcare. I worked as a technician there for about 2 and half years; currently, I am a pharmacy technician at my local hospital.
During pharmacy school, you will have more opportunities for mini-internships at different settings like hospital, community, clinics, industry, marketing, government, etc. But for now, getting a job at a pharmacy can be a great learning experience and seeing what you like in the pharmacy profession.
In my future posts, I will write more about my job as a pharmacy technician in a community/retail pharmacy setting and in a hospital environment. Let me know if you any more questions. I’ll be happy to answer them!