If you’ve ever dreamed of working in a city that’s right next to the ocean, yet is just about an hour or so away from all the entertainment and glamour of Los Angeles, then you may want to think about a temporary position as an IV Pharmacy Technician in Ventura, California.
The position is temporary and begins immediately. You must have at least six months of pharmacy tech experience. Pay is $13-$18 an hour depending on your experience and your shift (work shifts vary).
Ventura is the county seat of Ventura County and is located about 90 minutes northwest of downtown Los Angeles (please note that, depending on traffic, the trip between the two cities can take from two to even four hours, but usually is between 1.5 and 2.5 hours during off-peak times).
The 2010 U.S. Census determined that a few more than 106,000 people lived in the city.
The city’s official name is the City of San Buenaventura, but is most commonly referred to as Ventura (in fact, most people may not even know of its true name). The city originated as Mission San Buenaventura, one of the 21 missions founded in California by Franciscan friars (led by Father Junipero Serra) in the late 1700s.
It’s located right on the Pacific Ocean, so it offers residents the opportunity to live in a truly beachfront community, enjoying its long and wide (for California) beach, fishing pier, sailing and fishing opportunities, and more.
Ventura is known far and wide for the quality of its surfing conditions, particularly at Surfer’s Point by the Ventura County Fairgrounds.
The Channel Islands National Park lies just offshore (accessible via tours only; but the tours are well worth the cost in order to see the islands), as well as the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, which has taken on the responsibility to protect and preserve the many shipwrecks along the West Coast (the winds can blow in Ventura) between Ventura and Seattle, as well as now-submerged prehistoric land sites. The Sanctuary’s database of 120 shipwrecks alone is worth the visit to its onshore museum.
Ventura is relatively affordable (again, by Southern California beach town standards), with Zillow.com reporting that the median price (half of all homes cost more and half cost less) for a single-family home in Ventura was $385,000 in November 2012. Comparatively, single-family homes in other beach communities near Los Angeles in November were $932,000 (Santa Monica), $598,000 (Huntington Beach), and $1.35 million (Manhattan Beach). Prices in Santa Barbara (just about 40 minutes up the coast along Hwy. 101) were $739,000 in November 2012.