Jeremy Sasser, BS, pharmacy market strategist and in-house subject matter expert for pharmacy technicians, is a strategic thought leader at National Healthcareer Association (NHA), giving a voice to pharmacy technicians, forecasting trends in content and education, and continually advocating for patient safety. He has dedicated his professional career to the pharmacy industry, supporting education and certification and championing opportunities for technicians overall. He began working in a pharmacy during high school, where he found a flexible part-time job that fit his schedule. Along the way, Jeremy developed a true passion for the field and realized the impact pharmacy had on health care as a whole. He volunteered to take on more responsibilities, received a promotion, and his part-time job became a full-on career path.
After earning his pharmacy technician certification and receiving his bachelor of science in health sciences from the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Jeremy was ready to put his years of experience into practice. During this time, he began teaching, maintaining that education and quality training play vital roles in the growth of the pharmacy industry.
In 2013, Jeremy started working at Albertsons as a pharmacy operations specialist, eventually accepting a promotion to manager in specialty pharmacy. In that position, he serviced over 1700 Albertsons/Safeway pharmacies nationwide and managed 20 specialty care technicians.
Throughout his career Jeremy has followed his passion and created his own career ladder, leading him from one opportunity to the next and eventually to his current role at NHA. Today, putting patients at the center of the pharmacy experience is central to the work he does.
“Helping patients is what matters most,” says Jeremy, “Going above and beyond to help them get the services they need.”
A husband and father, Jeremy lends his time to the community, supporting philanthropic organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters and Idaho Youth Challenge Academy. He is also a certified pharmacy technician, a health safety instructor for the American Red Cross, and a basic life support instructor for the American Heart Association.
His professional associations include being on the pharmacy technician advisory boards of Central Arizona College and Carrington College, a field tester for American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and a member of the NHA?s Practice Analysis Task Force, the NHA?s Pharmacy Practice Steering Committee, and the American Pharmacist?s Association.