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jayydela in Sugar Land, Texas

Pharmacy Tech or Licensed Optician

So at my workplace, I am currently a non-licensed optician. Recently, there has been a job opening for a pharmacy technician and I was wondering if...


Updated 13 days ago

"PTCB test is easy to pass once you have the right book" - 936 Replies

A lot of prospective pharmacy technicians don't know and they should know. That the national ptcb exam is a test similiar to the SAT/GED test....

proudmommy in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Anyone from the twin cities area have any input on salary?

I'm currently working at a LTC pharmacy making bout 18/hr. Trying to transition to hospitals but not sure what to ask for. I was thinking $19-20. Any...

PharmSlave in Bellflower, California

Updated 23 days ago

"Why becoming a certified pharmacy technician is not worth your time" - 117 Replies

The biggest grip I have with the pharmacy technician field is that its so misleading to people. Most people are sold a bill of goods about this field...

PharmSlave in Bellflower, California

Updated 23 days ago

Best places to work for? - 218 Replies

I am taking the certification test on December 13th. I was just wondering where the best places to work at are? I work at walgreens as of now(not in...

Lucas the Dog in Madison, Tennessee

study websites

Has anyone tried The website has a lot of useful info, but the tests seemed a little pricey.

Sunny in Cincinnati, Ohio

Updated 29 days ago

pharmacy technician salary - 1266 Replies

I just saw the graph for pharmacy technician salaries posted on this site. Pharm tech's making 30k+/yr??? Is this true? I'm a certified pharm tech at...

Viraj in Mumbai, India

Updated 1 month ago

becoming a pharmacist technician PLEASE HELP! - 198 Replies

I am interested in becoming a pharmacist technician.I was told you have to good at math and science? is that true? and could somebody tell me what I...

petiepie in Oakland, California

Updated 1 month ago


I'm a certified pharmacy tech, have more than 4 years experience and I think all of these schools are SCAMS!! Why would you pay thousands of dollars...

wanttobethebest in Israel

Updated 1 month 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 - 321 Replies

What are the steps to solve billing problems such as INCORRECT NDC NUMBER, REFILL TOO SOON, etc. or anything else would be helpful? thanks for the...

wanttobethebest in Ozark, Missouri

Inputting @ walmart

Has anyone heard, all Wal-Mart pharmacy Techs have to be 95% at inputting accuracy or will have to leave the pharmacy, even if they can fill and take...

missmooniesims in Texarkana, Texas

Updated 1 month ago

passing the ptcb exam - 1 Reply

urus is there any way you can send me study materials so i can pass my exam. Thank you soooo much. I really appreciate it.

kxeim99 in Garden Grove, California

Updated 1 month ago

volunteer intern permit - 42 Replies

Hi, what is the best book to study for PTCB test and is this book are up-to-dated? What about the math calculation does is have alot of it to...

kxeim99 in Garden Grove, California

Updated 1 month ago

CPhT- Frustrated and Disappointed!!! - 31 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...

GorGor in San Francisco, California

Updated 1 month ago

Kaiser Outpatient Pharm. Tech. Program - 15 Replies

Hello everyone! I'm a CphT and Registered Tech. here in Northern Cali. Been looking for a job for more than a year and still no luck. I tried Kaiser...

Ohyeah40 in Raleigh, North Carolina

Updated 1 month ago

Pharmacy Technician Education - 1 Reply

Anyone who says you can be a Pharmacy Technician without training is very wrong. They may have a job and a nametag that say Pharmacy Technician but...

runnervu in Vincennes, Indiana

Updated 1 month ago

Could a person become a pharmacy tech just by taking the test and passing? - 24 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?

Ann in Evanston, Illinois

Updated 1 month ago

Can I just learn the top 200 drugs for PTCB exam? - 85 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...

Marie in Fort Washington, Maryland

Updated 1 month ago

"Why you don't want to start off your pharmacy technican experience at CVS/Pharmacy" - 81 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...

mahe in Washington, Utah

Updated 1 month ago

Updated PTCB Exam - 8 Replies

Has anyone taken the new exam yet? I recently became interested in becoming a Pharm Tech but, with the new exam, I have NO CLUE what I should be...

Savy Tech in Richmond, Virginia

Updated 1 month ago

PTCB EXAM RESULTS...along with a question - 1131 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...

renireni in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania

Updated 1 month ago

Hours/Current Wages of a Pharmacy Technician - 1 Reply

I am currently in the process of becoming a Pharmacy Tech. I soon hope to take the PTCE. I've been looking on this forum for quite some time now. I...

Marlene Cortese in Jacksonville, Florida

Pharmacy Tech License in Florida

Does anyone know of lost cost schooling approved by the board of Pharmacy in Florida to obtain a Florida Pharmacy Technician license ? I am a PTCB...

renireni in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania

hospital pharmacy tech

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...

Certified Pharmacy Technician in Memphis, Tennessee

Updated 1 month ago

Pharmacy Tech hourly wage?? READ PLEASE - 5 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...

Bonnieyun in Korea, Republic of

Updated 1 month ago

Bad Pharmacy Tech Schools - 216 Replies

I thought we could list schools that we've been to that are not worth it, so that other people thinking about going to pharm tech schools can make...

Morgan in Murrieta, California

Updated 1 month ago

I made a mistake? - 1 Reply

I've been a PT since 2009, but I didn't go to school for pharmacy except a 5 week course in the basics. I worked a few months in retail (moved up the...

rosie in Sacramento, California

Updated 1 month ago

How to get a Pharmacy technician job with no previous retail or hospital experience? - 325 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...

Louis CPht in Durham, North Carolina

Updated 2 months ago

How does tech get IV certified? - 176 Replies

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

jrd14473 in Ohio

Updated 2 months ago

Should I go to an interview for a pharmacy tech position in Ohio even though I do not have pharmacy certification? - 1 Reply

I was scheduled for an interview for an infusion therapy pharmacy technician next week. I just noticed in the job description that pharmacy...

cf3001atyahoodotcom in Lancaster, California

How I'm making more $ as a Pharmacy Tech

User name = my email. I'm making much more by using this simple technique. If you're a pharmacy tech for a retail please email me. in Dallas, Texas

Updated 2 months ago

Taking the pharm tech test - 830 Replies

How difficult is the test? I am about to complete my first year in college, majoring in biology. Would it be possible to study some books and not...

CJ Orr in Beardstown, Illinois

Updated 2 months ago

CVS Dress code? Pay and other - 15 Replies

Awaiting my background check, but just curious about something about the job. Havent really had a chance to talk to manager about this. What is the...

G1982 in Plainview, Texas

Updated 2 months ago

PTCB and Pharmacy Technician License Question.. - 24 Replies

Hello everyone , I am kind of confuse ... about the Pharmacy Tech license and the PTCB .. This is my situation I almost end with my Pharmacy Tech... in Dallas, Texas

A cry for help!!!!

I'm having problems craming the 200 drugs.pls can someone help me and tell me if there is a email is in Dallas, Texas

pharmacy technician study materials.

Pls,can someone help me with some materials that will help me pass pharmacy technician exam.thanks

Mikey Mike in Hollis, New York

Updated 2 months ago

What should I study for the pharm tech certification exam? - 24 Replies

I'm currently enrolled in the pharm tech program at my college and I was wondering what I should study for my certification exam and what the ups and...

mt5849 in Fort Mill, South Carolina

Updated 2 months ago

the worse place to work as a Pharmacy Technician - 492 Replies

CVS hands down!!!! -the pay sucks -understaffed -no breaks -no lunches in Houston, Texas

study materials

Urus could you help me with your study materials?God bless

akeilman in Fairbanks, Alaska

How do I go about getting a Pharm tech license in Tucson, AZ?

So I live in Alaska right now and it isn't a requirement to go to school or have training for a pharmacy technician's license. I got my license a few... in Irving, Texas

please,I want to take pharmacy technician exam by next month.can someone tell me the right material to use and study so as to pa

Pls can someone tell me the books to study for the pharmacy technician exam and and how best to know the 200 drugs.

Kimmm in Tucson, Arizona

Updated 2 months ago

Does Target train you to be a certifed Pharmacy Tech? - 1 Reply

I don't work at target and I am not certified and do not have any experience. I know that Walgreens trains you. Thank you.

Eillen in Mountain View, California

Updated 3 months ago

Thinking of a 2 year Pharmacy Tech program? Waste of time, money, and heres why.... - 164 Replies

Thinking about attending a 2 year legit jr college? Your probably thinking that this 2 year degree means something, as a pharmacy tech it really does...

mrgumpz in Singapore, Singapore

Updated 3 months ago


Hi, I live in California, and I was wondering if it was a requirement to go to school and take classes and get a degree like aa for pharmacy tech....

Savy Tech in Chesterfield, Virginia

Updated 3 months ago

"How to become a certified/registered pharmacy technician in a short amount of time" - 201 Replies

So you want to become a pharmacy technician. Well, if you are real smart you don't need to spend thousands of dollars( in this economy save your...

ex-Meijer "Team" Member in Aurora, Illinois

Updated 3 months ago

The *ONE* thing they can't teach you in Pharmacy Tech school... - 9 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...


Updated 3 months ago

Math question help - 5 Replies

I need help with this. A cream contains 1.5g of hydrocortisone in 30g of cream. How much hydrocortisone must be added to make the final product...

tryin to get back to Cali in Tucson, Arizona

Updated 3 months ago

waiting period for pharm tech license in california? - 122 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...

corissalindley in Clarkston, Washington

Updated 4 months ago

PTCB or exCPT??? - 1 Reply

The PTCB is about 129$, offered on a schedule and is widely known... The exCPT is 90$, offered just about everyday of every month and isn't as...

Seriousaboutthis in Markham, Illinois

Updated 4 months ago

Lab Coats and pharmacy attire - 1 Reply

My new job requires that I wear a lab coat but I am unsure of what length coat pharmacy techs wear.

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