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Ann in Houston, Texas

Pharmacy Shadowing

Hello. I am currently a biology major at the University of Houston. I also volunteer in the Pharmacy center of the Methodist hospital at the Medical...

Markportman in Jasper, Georgia

Finding a Pharmacy Tech job.

Hi. What methods are you guys using as far as job searches and applying goes? Places that I have called have told me to apply online. Should I just...

Tim in Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Updated 40 months ago

What was your on the job training like? - 8 Replies

What state are you in? What on the job training did you have? CVS? Wallgreens? Rite Aid? What year did you get your training? What was it like?...

Anonymous in Big Rapids, Michigan

Updated 41 months ago

Hospital pharmacy Tech pay in chicago suburbs. - 120 Replies

I just got hired as a hospital pharmacy tech. I have no experience. I had to paid the il license out of my own pocket. Starting salary is 12.00 an hr...

Renee in Boise, Idaho


I just left SC, which requires you to be nationally and state board certified. Only two ways to become state board certified.... 1. CVS or WALGREENS...

Adam01 in Edmonton, Alberta

Pharmacy Tech Exam resources

In Canada, we got PEBC exams started last year, which are very similar to USA exams like PTCB or ExCPT. Since its new to Canada, we don't have any...

My name is ROOKIE PHARM.TECH in Romeoville, Illinois

Experienced techs what advice do you have for brand new rookie pharmacy technicians?

I am a brand new rookie and I was hoping to gain some helpful insight or advice from experienced technicians. I currently only work with one other...

Brand New Pharmacy Technician in Romeoville, Illinois

Updated 41 months ago

Ready to give up - 3 Replies

Hi guys. I am a state licensed pharmacy technician and I cannot find a job to save my life. I have tried temp agencies and retail stores and I never...

pravinpagar in Nasik, India

Updated 41 months ago

PTCB Eligibility Requirements - 1 Reply

Hi - I am new here and I seem to be getting conflicting information from various sources and am hoping someone can assist? I am in the process of...

Jimmy Yang in Davis, California

Updated 41 months ago

Question about Pharmacy Tech - 9 Replies

Hello fellow Pharmacy Tech... I have some question hopefully someone can reply it . So this is my situation I was thinking in enroll in Boston Reed...

Brian in Enterprise, Alabama

Will I be able to find a tech job

I'm thinking about taking the pharmacy tech exam and getting a job as a tech. I'm wondering if I'll be able to get a job as a tech being a 33 year...

youssef in London, United Kingdom

Updated 41 months ago

pharmacy technician evaluation - 15 Replies

Hi, i'm looking a study partner for new pharmacy technician eveluation exam in ontario.. if anyone intrested...

ayl in Duluth, Georgia

Can you take PTCB exam without taking any classes?

I have a good pharmacy book to study on, and I know some people who went to pharmacy tech program schools, and they all say it's a waste of time. I...

oleszka in Brooklyn, New York

Which top 200 drugs should I learn?

There are so many lists of 200 drugs online, a lot of them outdated... and I don't know to which one should I refer... In "The Pharmacy Technician"...

natasha in kansas city, missouri in Omaha, Nebraska

Updated 41 months ago

Certified Technician Test Exam - 42 Replies

To anyone who has already taken this exam by way of computer. It is to my understanding that all questions are presented at ramdom. No two test are...

ssleevo in Escondido, California

Updated 42 months ago

What do I need to do to become a Pharm Tech? - 26 Replies

I'm confused about what I actually need to become a Tech. Certification? License? Do I need to go to one of these schools to become a pharm...

Newpharmtech in Germantown, Maryland

working on cash register in the pharmacy

What are the common customer issues that arise at the time of pick up of medications, that require smart use of the dispensing computer system by...

Newpharmtech in Germantown, Maryland

dispensing computer system

Various pharmacies use different computer systems that handle the dispensing. But what are some common simple or complex scenerios when a pharmacy...

Lorelei in Davis, California

Updated 42 months ago

looking to start a career as a pharmacy tech - 32 Replies

I was wondering if anyone might know of a place that hires technicians who have no experience. I am currently in school to be a pharm tech and I'm...

joemiami1971 in North Tonawanda, New York

Updated 42 months ago

Certified for 7 months, can't find work - 12 Replies

I earned my Pharmacy Technician Certificate in January. During the fall 2009 I took an intensive pharmacy tech course at a local community college....

Piper in Davis, California

Updated 42 months ago

What are the steps to apply for Pharmacy Tech position in Walmart? - 2 Replies

I am wondering if someone could tell me how to submit my application for a Pharmacy Tech position in Walmart. Their Website is somewhat confusing and...

Leah in Madison, Wisconsin

Updated 42 months ago

Pharmacy Tech in MA/NH - 2 Replies

I spoke to someone at a technical school today and the pharmacy tech course is 8 months for 13k. I would not be able to keep my current job and go to...

MikeUSAF in Chatsworth, California

Was going to go to school to be a pharmacy technician

I was going to go to school to become a pharmacy technician and all set to register for a program at a occupational center but found a full time job...

mwater in Moyock, North Carolina

does anyone know how much a pharm tech makes in va?

and if i were to get the books what books would i get. i have seen alot of different books and not sure which ones to get.

Cameron Mithel in Pompano Beach, Florida

Updated 43 months ago

Top 200+ Drugs Online? Other useful Websites to pass the PTCB?! - 1 Reply

Can anyone send me in the right direction to find the CORRECT Top 200+ Drug lists for this year online? I have found websites but some are from 09...

SuperSun in San Diego, California

What is the best way to prepare for a Kaiser Panel Interview ?

I am a new CPhT with 1+ month volunteer experience in a retail setting. After passing Kaiser clinical and typing tests I was invited to the Panel...

mhulstein in Omaha, Nebraska

Pharmacy tech rules from state to state

hey everyone im a pharmacy tech from nebraska where i just paid a 25 dollar fee and was trained on the job. ive been working here for the past 2...

svolt in Kissimmee, Florida

Updated 43 months ago

Working in a Prison? - 40 Replies

Hello everyone. I am thinking about applying to a prison, but want to know more about what it's like. If any of you have worked in one, can you...

Overwhelmed2011 in Oregon City, Oregon

Pharmacy Tech Training in Oregon? NOT a rip off voc school please!!! Thank you!

Hello, Thank you for reading this. Would someone please tell me if there is an affordable PhT program in the Portland metro area (besides PCC)? ...

kevinn in Houston, Texas

Updated 43 months ago

Pharmacy Chain - 4 Replies

I am thinking about being a pharmacy technician. Reading everything in this form one would think being a pharmacy technician is a bad choice because...

Sandra in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hospital pharmacy

Im thinking about applying to a hospital pharmacy. I never attend any pharmacy techincan classes. I have 2 year work experience in ...

Sandra in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Updated 43 months ago

Want to be a Pharmacy Technician - 1 Reply

I am thinking about being a pharmacy technician. I am 51 years old and currently unemployed. I know the pay is low to start off with. But I can...

MikeUSAF in Chatsworth, California

Updated 43 months ago

Which Pharmacy Technician School to Pick Between These Two - 2 Replies

I am thinking between two pharmacy tech schools in Southern California. I live just north of Los Angeles. The first one is a occupational school...

Tech school in Winnetka, California

Updated 43 months ago

Comment on your Pharmacy Technician school/training success here! - 3 Replies

I am in a bittersweet situation as of tonight, only to find out that I graduate in one week with NO externship yet. I went through Boston Reed...

Jinx687 in Kennewick, Washington

Pharm Tech School

Washington has different laws. Right now the only school, after months and months of research, that I could do online (none were available in my...


Calculation help

I just started a pharm tech class and Im having trouble with my homework. I dont need an answer...i would like some help on how to start the problem....

mynhii in Oakland, California

Updated 43 months ago

Long term career as a Pharmacy Technician? Or just a stepping stone? - 1 Reply

I completed a certification program to become a Pharmacy Technician, and became certified. I currently work in a compounding pharmacy for $11.50,...

MikeUSAF in Chatsworth, California

Waiting for Pharmacy Technician in California

I would like to be a pharmacy technician and reading all the post for California it seems it takes 3-4 months or longer to get your licence. ...

irritated in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Updated 43 months ago

Pharmacy Technician Hiring Staff - 8 Replies

I'm currently going through a training program through Sonoma County Job Link in Santa Rosa, CA to become a Pharmacy Technician. I am required to do...

dontwanttobea99er in Somerville, Massachusetts

Updated 43 months ago

Why would anyone want to be a pharmacy technician - 1 Reply

So I want to be a pharmacy technician. I am 51 and unemployed and thought being a pharmacy technician is about 8 months, then I read all these...

mikeusaf in Anaheim, California

Physician Technician School

I am thinking between two pharmacy tech schools in Southern California. I live just north of Los Angeles. The first one is a occupational school...

mynhii in Oakland, California

Updated 43 months ago

Transferring California license to other states - 2 Replies

From my understanding, if I complete a training approved by American Society of Health System Pharmacists, I will be registered with California Board...

Krystal in Los Angeles, California

is becoming a Pharmacy technician a good idea in Los Angeles?

Hi guys. I am looking to change careers and I have been looking into many possible options. I am looking for something that will pay decently, wont...

Arnold Pell in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Updated 44 months ago

Good career? why do so many people seem to hate on the job? and is training through store better then school? - 6 Replies

I was wondering if this is a good careet and why so many people on here seem to hate on the job so much....I currently work full time as a CNA and...

cholman in Corona, California

Updated 44 months ago

Kaiser Mail Order Pharmacy Technician Job - 1 Reply

I'm about to go to an Open House for a Kaiser Mail Order Pharmacy this week. Its been a while since my PTCB test and I'm not sure if I should brush...

linda oneil in Imperial Beach, California

Updated 44 months ago

get a pharm tech license in one state but moving. - 1 Reply

i am currently taking a pharmtech class in hope of passing the state license exam but i am found out yesterday that i will be moving to alaska. i...

Kimmi in Federal Way, Washington

pharmacy technician interview questions at Fred Meyer

Pharmacy Technician Interview Help Hi Friends, I got a call for an interiew for a pharmacy technician position at Fred Meyer. Kindly help me...

LuckyK in Cerritos, California

Busy Pharmacies ?

I usually pick up my percriptions before 5 pm or on weekends. So when I see people on here complaining about being overworked I didn't know what to...

john in Alexandria, Virginia

Updated 44 months ago

Can a person legally work as a licensed pharmacy technician in California with a DUI on their record? - 1 Reply

I am looking into training as a pharmacy technician in the state of CA. I have a misdemeanor DUI on my record and was wondering if a person could be...

Matt15 in West Covina, California

Updated 44 months ago

advice - 3 Replies

i would really like some advice please!! im taking a community college pharmacy technician course right now, im wondering if i should continue with...

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