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Wyatt Lanche CPhT, RPhT in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Updated 9 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%...

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 10 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 10 months ago

the worse place to work as a Pharmacy Technician - 488 Replies

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

london forces in Allen, Texas

Updated 10 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...

Alisha Blake in Bakersfield, California

Updated 10 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 10 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...

DD in Katy, Texas

Updated 11 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 11 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...

Teddy in Phoenix, Arizona

Updated 11 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 13 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 13 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 14 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...

Anna Lopez in Canoga Park, California

Updated 14 months ago

have anyone taken the pharmacy technician class from the ROP?? - 82 Replies

if anyone has taken the pharmacy technician class from the ROP or Grossmont Adult School pls let me know if the program is any good. thx.

Sonja in Ogden, Utah

Updated 15 months ago

Help!-pharmacy technician exam - 1 Reply

looking for some advice based on your personal experience. If you are recently certified. What do you find to be the hardest part of the test? If you...

ColleenB in Ypsilanti, Michigan

Meijer Pharmacy Tech Training

Does anyone know how long this training lasts? I have been offered a job that is OTJ training, but it is unclear how long this training class lasts....

Hope in Marion, Illinois

I'm wondering if I can take the PTCB exam even my license as a Pharmacy Tech. is not yet expired?

Please Help me. Thanks

Toxik in Mount Vernon, Illinois

Getting my license again.

I received my license back in 2013 and had a job lined up, however, I had to turn it down. I was unable to do anything with it and it expired. I...

heatherx3 in New Jersey

Updated 16 months ago

Incomplete application!! - 1 Reply

Hi, I just moved to Orlando Florida from Texas . Back in 2009 I completed the pharmacy technician program in ATI still paying student loans. Since...

heatherx3 in New Jersey

Can Pharmacy Technicians work two Pharmacy jobs?

Ok, so I know if your working in a retail pharmacy, you can not work in another retail pharmacy. However, are you allowed to work at a retail...

suckitupbuttercup in Coldwater, Michigan

Updated 16 months ago

"Rethink the Pharmacy Technican Career Path" - 52 Replies

This post is to take a serious look at the field of a pharmacy technician. High Stress/Low Pay = not worth it This field is not worth it: 1....

alonda in Stockton, California

Updated 16 months ago

Kaiser Outpatient Pharm. Tech. Program - 26 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...

Geena in Fullerton, California

Updated 16 months ago

PTCB and Pharmacy Technician License Question.. - 9 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...

rissy in Cleburne, Texas

Updated 16 months ago

pharmacy technician salary - 1269 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...

sad in Milton, Delaware

Updated 17 months ago

Retail vs hospital - 1 Reply

I currently work for Walgreens as a CPhT. Considering applying to a local hospital. Could use any feedback from those who have worked both. I'm...

HappyPT in Stockton, California

Updated 17 months ago

Raley's Pharmacy Tech Test- What should I expect? - 2 Replies

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...

Catheineava in Glendale, California

Updated 18 months ago

Is pharmacy technicians a worthy job in Nj? - 1 Reply

I was looking into becoming a pharmacy tech through retail pharmacy training program, and all the research on salary is ridiculous low. I don't think...

Catheineava in Glendale, California

How to become IV certified Technician in Los Angeles ?

I am a 7 year experienced Certified Pharmacy Technician looking to gain IV mixture and compounding certification in Los Angeles . Does anyone know...

ShineNLightRN in Plano, Texas

Updated 18 months ago

Walmart VS. CVS/Pharmacy - 46 Replies

I have 2 job offers. One from CVS and one from Walmart. I am -Certified Pharmacy Technician -no experience -part-time -in college taking...

Cristina moon in Fayetteville, Tennessee

Pharmacy tech licensing

I have been reading posts regarding certified pharmacy technicians and have one observation : licensing and certification are not the same...

acee44 in Saratoga, California

Very wierd of Walgreens unprofessional.Pharmacy Technician

I noticed its very wierd if Walgreens to be so unprofessional. Seems like they just want to throw you under the bus infront customers lol and enjoy...

Paige in Trenton, Michigan

Interview as a Pharmacy Technician in a few days...

I've been looking into the field for awhile, because I thrive in fast-paced environments and want to try to make a career out of that, but I must...

Harn in Georgia


I just received the book Mosby's Review for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. I opened the book and felt very overwhelmed by it. Oh each...

terri4 in texas, Texas

Updated 20 months ago

Can somebody please help me with this pharmacy calculation - 1 Reply

ive been trying to do this question but I keep getting to the wrong answer, can someone help? The question is exactly as follows ' For a...

Daisy Beets in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Pharmacy calculation auestion

I've been trying to do this question but I keep getting to the wrong answer, can someone help? For a script, calculate the quantity of each...

Joe Medina, CPhT, BS Pharmacy in San Antonio, Texas

Updated 21 months ago

PTCB/Pharmacy tech test - 1 Reply

I'm preparing for the PTCB test for the first time. Any info that you can provide me to help prepare for this test would greatly be appreciated. You...

Khang in Falls Church, Virginia


Hi guys, My name is Jeff and I am from Virginia. I passed PCTB exam in 2004 in another state and it's expired more than 10 years. Now, I have to...

Shanna Garza 69 in Hollister, California

Updated 22 months ago

How do I become Pharmacy Tech in a hospital? - 3 Replies

Hi I have no experience as a Pharmacy Tech and was wondering the process of becoming one. I have wanted to become one for so long and to work in a...

Pharmnat in Texas

Technicians earn very little money

Techs make very little money, but work very hard. Earn extra money giving patients a discount on there medications. visit today

QuickTestPrep in Dallas, Texas

Updated 22 months ago

Can someone tell me if is worth the money? - 6 Replies

I've been thinking of paying the $75.00 online course to compliment Mosby's Pharmacy Technician book and Essential Math and Calculations for...

Tech Lectures in Littleton, Colorado

Updated 22 months ago

Taking the pharm tech test - 832 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...

Dragon Knight in South Carolina

Updated 24 months ago

What to do when you're stuck on register ALL the time? - 3 Replies

I know that sales are part of a Pharm Tech's job, but how much time is considered average, for being on register? I work at a retail pharmacy...

Mary Cohen Registered Pharmacist in Manhattan, New York

Updated 25 months ago

becoming a pharmacist technician PLEASE HELP! - 201 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...

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