State Requirements

Each state has its own requirements for Pharmacy Technicians so before you start your training, check your state's requirements.

About the Job

When deciding on a new career it is important to fully understand what you will be doing in your new job. Learn more about the day-to-day duties of pharmacy technicians, average salary, qualifications, as well as job growth and demand statistics.


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Pharmacy Technician Training

Your online guide to pharmacy technician training

Pharmacy technician is currently one of the fastest growing, in-demand careers. With advances in pharmaceutical research and more prescription medications being used to fight diseases, the need for trained pharmacy technicians has drastically increased. Pharmacy technicians help licensed pharmacists dispense prescription medication.

How to Become A Pharmacy Technician

  1. Check your state's requirements

    Every state has their own set of requirements for pharmacy technicians. The State Requirements page has detailed pharmacy technician requirements for each state as well as the address and contact information for each state's board of pharmacy.

  2. Choose pharmacy technician training

    Make sure the school you choose meets your state requirements. Also, the right training can help prepare you for the PTCB certification exam.

  3. Get PTCB Certified

    PTCB certification is strongly recommended; even if not required by your state. There are many benefits of becoming PTCB certified. You can learn more about the benefits of PTCB certification as well as information about the PTCB certification exam on the Certifications page.

  4. Begin your job search

    If you had an externship, that would be the best place to start. 73% of jobs are in retail stores which would be the next best place to start your job search.

Employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 20% - faster than the average for all occupations