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.
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.
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.
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.
Begin your job search
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