WHAT LED YOU TO PURSUE A CAREER AS A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN?
Before I went to Palmetto, I was working a regular nine to five work from home and I wanted to do something more regarding my career. That's when I started looking into pharmacy certifications. I've always had the dream of being a pharmacist and working in a pharmacy. It all started when I took a medical terminology class and when I realized how much I liked it, I thought I should look into a career in pharmacy.
HOW DID MIA SHARE HELP YOU THROUGHOUT THE APPLICATION PROCESS?
I was talking to one of the administrators at Palmetto about my struggles with paying everything out of pocket. They introduced me to Mia Share and told me about the opportunity if you are having financial issues. I realized I could make smaller payments and that I could work with the student. I quickly realized that there wasn’t as much financial obligation as I had thought. The team at Mia Share helped me towards my goals regarding education and finances. It was either Mia Share or pay everything up front, and I’m so fortunate to have had the opportunity.
HOW HAS YOUR EDUCATION IMPACTED YOUR LIFE?
It’s significantly impacted my life and jumpstarted my career. I was able to get a good, consistent job that is paying me way more than my previous position. My old desk job was paying me roughly $16-17 an hour. Right after receiving my 3-month certification from Palmetto, I started getting paid $20+ an hour. This shift in my life pushed me to go back to receive further education to become a cosmetic chemist. It was the push I needed to advance my career and pursue my dreams.
DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR THOSE CONSIDERING TRADE SCHOOL EDUCATION?
I would say to give it their all and take that opportunity to change your life. There are so many great schools like Palmetto that offer different programs and allow you to seek a career in any industry they are interested in. I would encourage them to embark on that educational journey without feeling discouraged and if they aren’t sure what they want to do just yet, I would say to use it as a stepping stone. You never know what the next step may be!