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Updated 2 days ago

"PTCB test is easy to pass once you have the right book" - 1397 Replies

[QUOTE who="urus in Westborough, Massachusetts"]i m sending u the study material. check ur mail. if u want some more books just mail me best of...


Updated 2 days ago


If I work in pharmacy at Walmart Tennessee do I have to have high school diploma or ged to take the ptcb test?


Updated 4 days ago

I'm a new tech at Walmart pharmacy, i'm still confused on using the Connexus system such as billing problems and insurance info - 320 Replies

[QUOTE who="Paul in Downey, California"]Two days ago, Downey, I live in Downey and work at the Walmart in Santa Fe Springs. I've been there about a...


Updated 7 days ago

"Why becoming a certified pharmacy technician is not worth your time" - 184 Replies

Just started at Walmart I make 15$ an hour, and I'm not even certified yet. Two years experience. I was making 11$ after two years with another...


Updated 8 days ago

RITE-AID - 113 Replies

16.35 ????? Try 7.35 over in pa plus they refuse to give 40hr weeks

Don't DO it

Updated 15 days ago

retail vs. long term care vs. hospital - 1 Reply

I'm currently in retail and I can tell you that it is 100% not worth it. They give you the spiel of how you can move up and all that but it takes...


Updated 18 days ago


[QUOTE who="Poortech in East Setauket, New York"]I live on long island NY. One of the highest cost of living areas. The problem is pay. The retail...


Updated 21 days ago

CVS Dress code? Pay and other - 25 Replies

I have a question. I went for a interview with CVS on Monday April 3rd. I was told I got the job at a new CVS that will be opening up in May. I also...


Updated 21 days ago

Best places to work for? - 225 Replies

Personally, I like working for independent pharmacies. They have always treated me way better than chains. The one I started at became almost like a...


Pay Raises for Hospital Pharmacy Technicians?

Greetings Everyone! While doing a little research on the differences in pay between hospital and retail pharmacy technicians, I came across a post...


Updated 24 days ago

WA state approved pharm tech??? - 5 Replies

Hi I'm a foreign pharmacist and scheduled to take my ptce exam to work as pharm tech here in Wa,however i need the 520 hrs training would it be...

Stephen Bollinger

Updated 28 days ago

Is there a trick to remember the abbreviations for routes of administration/dosage forms? - 9 Replies

[QUOTE who="Stephen Bollinger in Vermillion, South Dakota"]Latin Translations: Auris Dexter (AD): Right ear Auris Sinister (AS): Left ear Aures...


Transferring to Washington State and needing a state license?

I am a new resident to Washington State who is transferring in from Texas. I have my National Cert. and my State certs from Texas, and Georgia. I've...


Future pharmacy technicians check out my website!

Hello to all future pharmacy techs my name is Anthony and I just launched my own website for pharmacy techs to study on it's called...

Rosie in Bremerton, Washington

Updated 1 month ago

PTCB EXAM RESULTS...along with a question - 1139 Replies

I took the test on aug. 27th which was the first day of the testing window. It took up until 30 minutes ago [midnight] to get my results [I PASSED...

Super nervous

Updated 1 month ago

for people who took the ExCPT - 5 Replies

If you took the was it? I've order the national pharmacy technician training program book. I've read all the chapters and have done...

Super nervous

Updated 1 month ago

Did you take your PTCE Exam? Please come here and help others.... - 940 Replies

Greetings, If you taken your PTCE Exam, it would be of great help to everyone to know what you seen (if you can remember) on your exam. If you...

J7MickiesMom in Charleston, South Carolina

Updated 1 month ago

hospital pharmacy tech - 1 Reply

Hello everyone, I have been offered a definite job as a patient access rep at a local hospital. However, I also shadowed in a hospital pharmacy...

RonaldE in Florida

Struggling to pass Pharmacy Tech certificate

My son was Valedictorian of his high school class and has a 3.6 gpa in biology bachelors with 2 classes to graduate. Last summer he took a college...

Wyatt Lanche CPhT, RPhT, CAmT in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Updated 1 month ago

CVS Pharmacy Technician Questions - 1 Reply

Hello all! I've been working at CVS Pharmacy for a couple of months now, and still have ways to go on perfecting my job. So the other day, a patient...

Brandie in Georgetown, South Carolina

Updated 1 month ago

Pharmacy Tech online school - 532 Replies

Hi, I am interested in becoming a Pharmacy Tech and would like to study online. Could anybody please recommend a good school, I don't want to...

annie in Christiansburg, Virginia

Updated 1 month ago


I need help with some math calculations, i think the percentages and ratios throw me off. Can you please help me set-up the problem or tell me which...

Kickedout in Monterey Park, California

Updated 2 months ago

"Why you don't want to start off your pharmacy technican experience at CVS/Pharmacy" - 91 Replies

Personally, I have never read a post regarding working at CVS/Pharmacy as a positive experience. In my opinion the majority of pharmacy technicians...

Sara Martinez in Gardena, California

Updated 2 months ago

American College of Healthcare- on pierce St in Riverside CA - 13 Replies

This school is a BIG joke! I enrolled back in October, Never had a lab to practice, moved 3x in six months, recieved 2 books two days before my last...

Lakecia in Arlington, Texas

Updated 2 months ago

How does tech get IV certified? - 186 Replies

I see alot of comments on this board recommending IV Certification. How do you go about doing that? Thanks.

Wyatt Lanche CPhT, RPhT in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Updated 2 months ago

Solution dilution - 2 Replies

You need to start a patient on 5% dextrose. You have 50%dextrose and your patient has a 1l IV running for 12hrs at 8ml/hr. How much dextrose 50%...

Barb24 in Wheaton, Illinois

Updated 2 months ago

How to get a Pharmacy technician job with no previous retail or hospital experience? - 338 Replies

Been turned down for 4 years as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. Went to school got certified and registered. The problem, I have No experience. So...

Vijay in Moline, Illinois

Pharmacy Technician Course Material

Hi, I am located in Johnston, Iowa and looking for some good course material for Pharmacy Technician. Please suggest where can i get this course...

Lisa in San Ramon, California

renewing license after 5 years in California

Has anyone in California allowed their license to lapse? I was a pharmacy tech and worked for only 5 weeks at CVS before a major life event that...

Chiquita in Belvidere, Illinois

Updated 3 months ago

pharm tech license - 62 Replies

Is it mandatory to get a pharmacy technician LICENSE before even applying for a pharmacy technician job? And if so, how do you get one? And then what...

Seq Escobar in Los Angeles, California

Updated 3 months ago

the worse place to work as a Pharmacy Technician - 489 Replies

CVS hands down!!!! -the pay sucks -understaffed -no breaks -no lunches

london forces in Allen, Texas

Updated 3 months ago

The *ONE* thing they can't teach you in Pharmacy Tech school... - 11 Replies

Third-Party Billing is the most difficult task retail pharmacy technicians will face once they are in the field. Due to patient privacy issues, the...

Tierra Henry in Houston, Texas

Updated 3 months ago

Can I just learn the top 200 drugs for PTCB exam? - 84 Replies

I am preparing for PTCB exam, and I find it is very difficult to memorize all the drugs from the book. It is like 70 drugs for every chapter, and...

Alisha Blake in Bakersfield, California

Updated 3 months ago

Is Pharmacy Tech a good career - 1 Reply

Currently work in the health care field making $1500 a week. The grocery store down the road has an opening for a pharmacy tech. I considered...

No longer waiting in Sacramento, California

Updated 3 months ago

waiting period for pharm tech license in california? - 140 Replies

does anyone know the waiting period for pharm tech in california? it's been 2 months and i haven't receive my license or see me registered on the...

beachbum in Fayetteville, North Carolina

Updated 3 months ago

Pharmacy Tech hourly wage?? READ PLEASE - 6 Replies

I'm still deciding whether pharmacy tech or medical coding and billing. I know medical coding pays wayyy more but i've been reading of how hard it is...

moneylove76 in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

Updated 4 months ago

Could a person become a pharmacy tech just by taking the test and passing? - 26 Replies

What I mean is that, if I take the test and pass it, would I be able to get hired as a pharmacy tech, without any prior training, or schooling?

DD in Katy, Texas

Updated 4 months ago

Applying at Pharmacy in person - 4 Replies

Hi :) so ok I just passed my certification two months ago and I been through 6 months of training at a vocational school plus an internship at a...

Udas T. in Edmonds, Washington

Updated 4 months ago

How to start as a Pharm Tech in WA state? - 3 Replies

Hi! How can you start to work as a Pharmacy Technician in the state of Washington? PharmTech Certification Board (PTCB) officially allows to sit...

Leslie Threatts in Crowley, Louisiana

Updated 4 months ago

Not Sure How to Prepare for the PTCE, or What Books to Use? Read This! ^_^ - 10 Replies

Hello everyone. I have seen many people on here who are unsure about how to prepare for the PTCE or what books they should use. I hope my posts helps...

Teddy in Phoenix, Arizona

Updated 4 months ago

CPhT- Frustrated and Disappointed!!! - 42 Replies

Is it just me or does it seem like a total waste of time and energy to obtain a CPhT? I enrolled in a vocational school in May of 2012, spent seven...

dragonmd in Monterey Park, California

Updated 5 months ago

I've been scammed :( - 7 Replies

I enrolled in a online program to become a Pharmacy Tech a month ago. I spent $350 abd still have not received my study materials. I have called and...

Pillbug in Cincinnati, Ohio

Updated 5 months ago


Before you dismiss as another post by somebody who is uneducated, unproven, lazy please consider my background. I have a degree to teach high school...

shannon67 in Woodbridge, New Jersey

Updated 5 months ago

Pharmacy tech - 2 Replies

I'm thinking of becoming a Pharmacy Tech... Should I stay away from retail stores?

LVZ in Tallmadge, Ohio

Online application or resume in person?

When you applied to be a pharmacy technician how long did it take to hear anything back? Did you only send your resume online or show up at the...

Stephanie D in Jackson, New Jersey

Pharmacy tech

If I pursue this line of I need to provide the state with my GED? I do not have it, can the state just verify it while I'm waiting to be...

Annonymous in San Francisco, California

Updated 6 months ago

Portability of Pharm Tech Certification - 1 Reply

I am currently a licensed pharmacy technician in the State of Illinois. If I were to become certified by passing either the eXCPT or the PTCE would I... in Dallas, Texas

Updated 6 months ago

Misdemeanor - Pharmacy Tech License in Arizona and California - 1 Reply

Hey Everyone, I was charged with a Petty Theft by Fraud in 2011, and it was expunged in 2014. I am seeking in obtaining my Pharmacy Tech...

Tech803 in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 6 months ago

Pharmacy Technicians Better pay/ Salary For All - 6 Replies

hello, I'm a certified/register Pharmacy tech III working for a major Hospital here in Florida. I believe pharmacy techs are underpaid nationwide, as...

Pharmtech07 in New Jersey

Updated 7 months ago

Help with becoming a nationally certified pharmacy technician? - 4 Replies

Hello, this is my first time posting on this website. I've been researching for the past few days on the best route to take in order to become a...

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