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SosaB in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Advancing as a pharmacy tech

I was recently hired as a pharmacy tech @ cvs and its an alright job. Not much physical labor, customers are alright, but overall I like it. My...

dapple51102 in Port Huron, Michigan

I don't like my job and I just started (pharmacy technician)

I went to school for a 3 month pharmacy technician program. I worked really hard, received valedictorian of the class, and later passed the PTCB. I...

Rebecca in Sanford, Florida

Updated 37 months ago

I'm PTCB certified but making the same pay as someone who is not - 2 Replies

I recently went to school for pharmacy technician and got PTCB certified over the summer. I just got hired at a retail pharmacy in town. Another...

BridgetRB in HUMBLE, Texas

Updated 37 months ago

FREE Study Group - 4 Replies

Dear All, I have had a PTCB Study Group on line for FREE for many years since 2002. If you have questions that you can not answer feel free to...

Nightsong7 in Boca Raton, Florida

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...

theAngrylady in California

Updated 38 months ago

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

Hello everyone. I am a 26 yr old black male in Seattle, ex military. I am in a very bad situation. I just finished the pharmacy tech program at...

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...

CPhT in Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Updated 38 months 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...

k8m in South San Francisco, California

Updated 39 months 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.

Seriousaboutthis in Markham, Illinois

Updated 39 months 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...

Lexiyaz in Orange, Texas

Updated 39 months 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...

Seriousaboutthis in Markham, Illinois

Updated 39 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...

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,...

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 40 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 41 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 41 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...

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...

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...

AnnieTay in California

First Day of Externship Begins Tomorrow

And oh my, I am so nervous. I wouldn't be so nervous if I was fresh out of the class and knowledge were still with me but it's not. It's been about...

sabina in Niles, Illinois

Updated 42 months ago

set up help! - 1 Reply

can someone help me set up this equation... Rantidine is infused in a 0.5 L bag 1/2 NS for ulcer treatment. It runs at 30 drops per min with the...

Edwina in Lakewood, Ohio

Updated 43 months ago

Pharmacy Tech School - 80 Replies

I am about to start a Pharmacy Tech program here at the local tech college. Its an 8 week course and its only $1000. I know everyone keeps saying...

kmccleanhaynes in Atlanta, Georgia

Updated 43 months ago

Walmart* Pharmacy Technicians Gather Here - 37 Replies

If you work as a pharmacy technician for Walmart*, come to this discussion and let's see if we can put our heads together to make our work experience...

rlhgr in Fort Myers, Florida

Updated 43 months ago

Accredited online training program in FL? - 1 Reply

Wanting one that will prepare me for the exam..

xmauixwowix in Middletown, Maryland

Not perky enough for CVS standards (pharmacy techs)

I started as a pharmacy tech trainee with CVS back in January. I am not certified and have no experience. Its getting to the point were I can't take...

michaeljfairfax in Burke, Virginia

Training, certification, and business needs mismatched?

Maybe just my irritation, but the disconnect between the training programs I have gone through (evening classes, online), the PTCE, and the actual...

michaeljfairfax in Burke, Virginia

Updated 43 months ago

Specialty certifications that are worth the time and effort? - 5 Replies

Looking up the road at moving from retail to hospital work, also at specializing -- IV, chemo, radiation, any others? Chasing PharmD does not impress...

NC_Pharm_Tech in Charlotte, North Carolina

Pharmacy Tech: Interviewing with Target

Are there any Pharmacy Techs, or anyone in general, who can tell me about working at Target (specifically in the Pharmacy)? Give me the good, the...

Seriousaboutthis in Markham, Illinois

Updated 44 months ago

Inpatient Hospital Pharm Tech Test for Employment - 1 Reply

Hello, My girlfriend (PTCB certified) is interviewing for a position at a hospital as an inpatient pharm tech. I have heard the hiring...

Seriousaboutthis in Markham, Illinois

Updated 44 months ago

certification tests in different states - 1 Reply

Hello, I just got a job as a part time tech in a mom and pop pharmacy. My hope is to start studying for the certification test (any suggestions...

Somewhere in Chardon, Ohio

So many questions...

I've been looking into Pharm Tech probably for a few years, but i'm not sure if this is the direction i should take right now, i'd love to ask a few...

buttercup26 in Jonesboro, Georgia

Updated 44 months ago

Can I get certified in Florida with the Pharmacy Technician online training Package? - 5 Replies

I have been looking into becoming a Pharmacy Technician while I go to school to finish my AA degree. According to this website

NC_Pharm_Tech in Charlotte, North Carolina

Updated 44 months ago

Would you recommend this career? Becoming certified... - 3 Replies

Hello, A few years ago, I completed a certificate program for pharmacy technician. Due to some extenuating circumstances, I worked at an awful...


Updated 45 months ago

Arizona Pharmacy Techs - 41 Replies

Hello. Is there anyone here who resides in Arizona, near the Phoenix area? I was curious about the pay range in this area at the different...

Erica in Sacramento, California

Updated 45 months ago

Pharmacy technicians - 1 Reply

Do you have to have education to have this job? Like can you just get hired without taking classes? How old do you have to be in Virginia to have...

DBYesYes in New York, New York

Updated 45 months ago

PTCB Exam - 2 Replies

Hey guys and gals, I've been given the "Mosby's review For The PTCB Certification Exam" book as a gift to study for the PTCB exam. I've never...

Erica in Sacramento, California

Updated 45 months ago

Is Pharmacy Tech. a good career change ? - 4 Replies

I'm thinking about becoming a pharmacy tech, but after reading much of this forum, I'm having doubts! In the past I was a (part-time) corporate...

Seriousaboutthis in Markham, Illinois

Updated 46 months ago

Requirements to take pharm tech exam/certification - 1 Reply

Hi All, i am new to this forum, I have checked ptcb website however I couldn't find the requirements to sit for an exam. I am a licensed...

LavenderLaugh in Castro Valley, California

Updated 46 months ago

Pharmacy Technology at Las Positas College - 6 Replies

Las Positas College currently opens the pharmacy technology program in this Spring. Is there anyone taking the program? Although this program is...

Sara ,CPhT in Fort Worth, Texas

Updated 46 months ago

Pharmacy Technician or Medical Coding and Billin? - 2 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...

Legit Broth in Stephenville, Texas

Updated 46 months ago

Why I regret becoming a Pharmacy Technician, and you will too! - 1 Reply

I went to a voc school for about 10 months. I learned over 350 drugs, more med terms than a nurse probably knows, pharmacology, laws, and so much...

JSK in Livonia, Michigan

Updated 46 months ago

Newly hired pharmacy tech - 2 Replies

I just got hired at CVS as a pharmacy tech trainee. I could be starting (training) as early has Monday. The store is newly built and will be opening...

mark r. in Brownsville, Texas

Walmart Pharmacy tech (Connexus resolution help needed)

Hello well I been working at the walmart pharmacy for about 3 months now. I have learned input, filling, and tasco. The only problem that I still...


Help on CphT math conversions

In school fr CphT need help with this math, not understanding how to get the answer. Please help? 1. Methadone 10mg/ml 15mg lm tid prp How many ml...

Marie Zuniga in chandler, Arizona

Updated 47 months ago

how can the pharmacy technicians make their own union - 11 Replies

Pharmacy technicians all over are being treated like slaves in retail pharmacies, new pharmacy technicians are not getting jobs because the...

Anne07 in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Updated 48 months ago

Where to take Pharmacy Tech classes in metro area- MN - 3 Replies

I'm interested in getting a job as a Pharmacy Tech. Looking for a program, perhaps through a community college, that has me in and out and doesn't...

Sunithasiva in Dallas, United States minor outlying islands

Updated 48 months ago

pharmacy tech math help - 3 Replies

i'm studying the math right now and i'm studying various books and in one particular book i am studying, i am having trouble. i found it odd that...

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