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reneegavin in Danville, Pennsylvania

Hospital vs retail

Can you please tell me what the major differences are as far as duties in these 2 fields? I am in retail now, so I know what is involved there. Is...

vm1108 in Evans, Georgia

Updated 20 months ago

PDX Pharmacy System - 3 Replies

Is anyone familiar with the PDX Pharmacy System? I know Bi-Lo/Winn Dixie has been using the system for some time.

Stephen in Valinhos, Brazil

Updated 20 months ago

Register with Florida - 29 Replies

Hi I just passed the PTCB exam and I was wondering what to do next. I read on the forums here to register with my state (FL). Where do I go to...

Rockets34Life in Houston, Texas

Next career path with pharmacy tech experience

My wife has over 15 years of experience as a pharmacy tech. She has worked in retail, mail order, and currently works at a hospital. She likes...

Rockets34Life in Dallas, Texas

Best places for Sr. Pharmacy Tech to work (non-retail)

My wife has over 15 years of experience as a pharmacy tech. She has worked in retail, mail order, and currently works at a hospital. She likes...

donna.simmons25@*****.*** in Conyers, Georgia

Updated 21 months ago

PTCB Exam Dates? - 2 Replies

Hey guys, I was looking around the Peaarson VUE and official PTCB sites but I had a hard time finding the test dates any where. Can any one give me a...

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 22 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 22 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 23 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 23 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 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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,...

PTCBEASY in San Francsico, California

Updated 24 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 25 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 25 months ago

Question regarding to PTCB exam - 97 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...

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 25 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 26 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 26 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 27 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...

Leah R in Essex Junction, Vermont

Updated 28 months ago

what kind of questions appear in PTCB? - 16 Replies

hello. ill be taking the exam couple of months from now. just wanna know what kind of questions usually appear in the exam? so many topics in the...

Edwina in Lakewood, Ohio

Updated 28 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 28 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 28 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 28 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...

Armenta's Pharm Techs in Moreno Valley, California

Updated 29 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.

Seriousaboutthis in Markham, Illinois

Updated 29 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 29 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...

Firm Tech in Chino, California

Updated 29 months ago

RITE-AID - 113 Replies


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 29 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 29 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 30 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 30 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...

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