Carter Lippert
Carter Lippert

Pharmacy Technician Certificate

In 2009 Carter Lippert moved to Yakima with her husband as he pursued a job opportunity. Hoping that she too would find a job, Lippert arrived with a bachelors of arts degree in communication from Washington State University and a résumé complete with marketing internships, summer jobs, and sales positions. She was disappointed to find only a couple of part-time positions and realized that she was not going to be able to work in the field she had dreamed of in college.

“Knowing I was unhappy with my current work situation, my parents pushed me to research going back to school for a specialized degree. My father, who is a pharmacist, suggested I look into the Pharmacy Technician Program at YVCC,” stated Lippert. Making the decision to return to school and pursue a different option was difficult, but ultimately it turned out to be a great choice.

“The year I spent at YVCC in the Allied Health Program really did allow me to change my life. The Pharmacy Technician Program was 90% online, which permitted me to continue working part-time while I completed the program,” she continued. Lippert graduated in the spring of 2011 with a pharmacy technician certificate. She was offered a full-time position at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.

Carter Lippert

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