Becoming a Pharmacy manager at a store like Walgreens is a long and challenging path. Your duties as a pharmacy manager will require you to oversee the entire pharmacy staff including other pharmacists and perform regular daily tasks such as filling prescription orders for patients, ordering supplies and scheduling employees to work.
To become a manager of Walgreens you must show great commitment and dedicate a lot of your time. Follow all the steps outlined here to see exactly how you can become a Walgreens store manager in the least time possible and make a great career out of it.
To begin your career at Walgreens either apply for a job as an assistant manager (this is the lowest management position you can get hired for) or any other available position in the store. To apply for a position you can go into any Walgreens store and ask to fill out an application which is done on the computer right in the store or just browse to Walgreens.com and fill out the application online.
If you have some college education or retail management experience you will have a higher chance of getting hired for the position of an assistant manager and be that much closer to becoming the general manger of Walgreens. However, if you do not have any college education or retail management experience you might have to start out as a regular clerk or a stock boy/girl. This is a much longer path to becoming a general manager, but it can be achieved if you have passion and desire to become the manager of Walgreens.
Before becoming the general manager of Walgreens you will have to pass a test and become certified in pharmacy operations in order to be able to manage the pharmacy and help the pharmacists whenever they need help. After becoming certified in pharmacy operations you will be promoted to the position of the general store manager and given your own store. At this point you will be king of your own domain and will be able to call all the shots.