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Updated 1 day ago

Thinking of a 2 year Pharmacy Tech program? Waste of time, money, and heres why.... - 161 Replies

I came across this post because I was interviewed for a pharmacy technician position at my current place of employment (Target) a few weeks ago....


Updated 1 day ago

"PTCB test is easy to pass once you have the right book" - 867 Replies

If any one can help me please send my any info that you may have to I will be taking my test in about 4 weeks and the...

Current Employee

Updated 4 days ago

the worse place to work as a Pharmacy Technician - 504 Replies

I just started working for CVS as a CphT about a month ago and I am in the same boat you are. The training seems to be more of a formality than...


Updated 7 days ago

FREE Study Group - 4 Replies

Took Pharmacy Tech course over a year ago and have not taken my exam and in need of a study/prep group in Humble area.


Frustrated CPhT

I've been working at my current pharmacy as a tech and only tech for 5 years, last April things changed. They sold the pharmacy to owners whom own 4...


Updated 11 days ago

How does tech get IV certified? - 174 Replies

Critical Point offers an ACPE accredited Sterile Products certification. The course is roughly 30CE hours, and you have 12 months to complete it....

Lovely Liz_71

Updated 12 days ago

"Why you don't want to start off your pharmacy technican experience at CVS/Pharmacy" - 80 Replies

[QUOTE who="brown_dude_CPhT in Boston, Massachusetts"]Later on I decided to try out the retail pharmacy experience which I did not find rewarding at...


Updated 19 days ago

Best places to work for? - 210 Replies

Just an FYI Cvs is still a horrible company. Go the other way its really not worth it. If you do work there, just stay long enough to get some...


Updated 23 days ago

"Why becoming a certified pharmacy technician is not worth your time" - 156 Replies

main problem i feel is that she dont respect me.


Updated 26 days ago

Can't find a job as a pharmacy tech! - 62 Replies

I'm in the same situation here. Stopped by 2 retail pharmacy which I saw them clearly posted the hiring, but received the same answer "will...

Erin in Saint Louis, Missouri

Transitioning to California- Walgreens?

I'm a Certified Pharm Tech for Walgreens in Missouri, looking to transfer to a California store. I was just wondering if anyone knew the average...

JNEA in California

Updated 29 days ago

Updated PTCB Exam - 7 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...

CPhT in Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Updated 29 days ago

Is anyone happy with their job as a pharmacy tech? - 8 Replies

Just finishing my pharmacy tech course-but all I read is how people hate their job. is there anyone happy with their job. Need to hear...

Momo in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Updated 1 month ago

Who all is using Penn Foster as their school of choice? - 229 Replies

I am, I currently have about 14 more tests to complete, so far I like it, I've been halted a bit due to other reasons, but it seems very informative...

Mary in Midlothian, Virginia

Updated 1 month ago

"How to become a certified/registered pharmacy technician in a short amount of time" - 217 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...

RXgirl in Menifee, 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...

k8m in South San Francisco, California

Updated 1 month ago

NPTA Compounding Certification feedback - 2 Replies

Hello All, Does anybody here had gone through the NPTA Compounding program? Please share your experience. thank you.

Mary in Midlothian, Virginia

Updated 1 month ago

Pharmacy Tech online school - 529 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...

sherrie in Hobart, Indiana

Updated 1 month 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...

Seriousaboutthis in Markham, Illinois

Updated 1 month ago

Wife has 15+years as Pharm Tech, what other career can she do? - 1 Reply

She is currently working at a hospital and has worked there for 7 years. Pay hasn't gone anywhere and I feel she has more potential than being a...

RxTechExam in Washington, District of Columbia

Updated 1 month ago

Bad Pharmacy Tech Schools - 214 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...

Lexiyaz in Orange, Texas

Updated 1 month ago

Questions Regarding the PTCB Exam - 9 Replies

I am currently studying for my PTCB Exam and I'm pretty much done with everything other than learning the "Top 200 Drugs". I'm having a hard time...

skhab in Sacramento, California

Raley's Pharmacy Tech Test- What should I expect?

Hi All, I applied to a Raley's Traveling Pharmacy Tech position online and the next day I got a call from the hiring manager to take a Pharmacy...

Seriousaboutthis in Markham, Illinois

Updated 2 months ago

Walgreens/CVS to Hospital Pharmacy - 2 Replies

I am not certified at this time. My long term goal to work in a Hospital pharmacy and I am wondering the best route to take to do so? I really don't...

Seriousaboutthis in Markham, Illinois

Updated 2 months 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...

CaptainGeech in Wisconsin

Can anyone in WI give input on Pharmacy Tech jobs in hospitals?

A local hospital is hiring a pharmacy tech, no experience or certification needed. I'm just curious about pay. I'm not expecting it to be a lot,...

PTCBEASY in San Francsico, California

Updated 2 months ago

Not Sure How to Prepare for the PTCE, or What Books to Use? Read This! ^_^ - 11 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...

PTCBEASY in San Francsico, California

Updated 2 months ago

Boston Reed Pharmcay Tech Class?? - 125 Replies

Hi, i am deciding whether i should attend a Boston Reed Pharmacy Tech course, which is about a 7 month program, or Enroll in a regular vocational...

ptcbeasy in Watsonville, California

Updated 2 months ago

How to get a Pharmacy technician job with no previous retail or hospital experience? - 319 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...

ptcbeasy in Watsonville, California

Updated 2 months ago

Taking the pharm tech test - 833 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...

ptcbeasy in Watsonville, California

Updated 2 months ago

CVS Dress code? Pay and other - 39 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...

PTCBEASY in Watsonville, California

Updated 2 months ago

PTCB EXAM RESULTS...along with a question - 1181 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...

PTCBEASY in Watsonville, California

Updated 2 months ago

Did you take your PTCE Exam? Please come here and help others.... - 939 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...

PTCBEASY in San Francsico, California

Updated 2 months ago

PTCB and Pharmacy Technician License Question.. - 21 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...

PTCBEASY in San Francsico, California

Updated 2 months ago

Question regarding to PTCB exam - 100 Replies

Hello I wish to take the PTCB exam soon, and was going to register via the internet but one of the rule they have is "I acknowledge that I will not...

kia in San Antonio, Texas

Updated 2 months 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...

scooterinnc84 in Lewisville, North Carolina

What material should I cover in my review book for the ptcb test for this year....

I got the most up to date book called the complete review for pharmacy tech 3rd edition through the American pharmacy association. A professor at a...

Seriousaboutthis in Markham, Illinois

Updated 2 months ago

Do you have to go to school in order to register for the board of pharmacy Association in North Carolina, not to take the test? - 1 Reply

I just purchased the updated Complete Pharmacy Review book 3rd edition through from American Pharmacy Association website. I plan on...

reneegavin in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

CVS will train and pay for PTCB exam

Hello everyone, I have worked for CVS in the past, and the location I was in was horrible. However, I think it was the location and the huge...

Liz in Cranston, Rhode Island

How much do you make as a Pharmacy Technician II in Rhode Island?

I'm looking for a career change and am considering enrolling in the Pharmacy Technician program at the local community college. The program would...

cathytangonanrph in San Diego, California

Applying for PTCE in California

i signed up at for the pharmacy certification exam and they asked me to pay $129. i would just like to ask what are the requirements for the...

hufflinpuff in Frankfort, Illinois

Updated 3 months ago

Bachelor Degree rather than high school diploma for applying the pharmacy technician? - 1 Reply

Hi. I have already got my Bachelor Degree of pharmacy in my country. If I want to apply for the pharmacy technician, the Education Requirement on...

chrisk in Steger, Illinois

Updated 4 months ago

Finding a job - 7 Replies

I passed the PTCE about a month ago and I'm about to turn in my application to get my license. During the mean time, I've been trying to find a job...

SJS in Salem, Oregon

Updated 4 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....

sassy p in Bell, California

Updated 4 months ago

externship - 85 Replies

I finished my in-class Pharmacy Tech program and now I need to just do my externship to finish the course. What can I expect during the externship...

PharmTechNewbie in Ozark, Alabama

Best Books for New Pharmacy Tech

I am starting as a Pharmacy Tech Trainee in a couple of weeks. In the state of Alabama, all that is required is that I send $60 to get my state...

Noida in Cape Coral, Florida

Updated 4 months ago

Pharmacy Calculations - HELP - 120 Replies

How many mg of mag sulfate are in 3 mls of a 50% solution? Can you also show me how you get the answer for this. Thx

ILPOTO in Providence, Rhode Island

Updated 4 months ago

becoming a pharmacist technician PLEASE HELP! - 197 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...

Poison Ivy in Reno, Nevada

Updated 4 months ago

I hate my new pharmacy tech job! How can I cope with it since I cant afford to quit? - 23 Replies

I really hate it...its high stress and during my lunch break I sat in my car and cried that's how overwhelmed I get with the job...Its...

HenrietteM in Miami, Florida

Sleeping pills user: will that prevent me from getting a job?

Just wondering, before I even go to technology school. I have used prescription sleeping pills (benzos) for 15 years or so. I am not an illicit drug...

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