The majority of pharmacy technicians work in pharmacies within a retail or customer service-style setting, like a grocery store, drug store, department store, or even with an online company. A significant number of pharmacy technician workplaces are part of a chain or franchise, while some pharmacies are still independently or family-owned. Let’s take a look [...]
Did you know there is a faster than average job outlook for pharmacy technicians? That means the projected increase in pharmacy tech jobs is higher than the average for all occupations overall. Another benefit of getting into the pharmacy technology field is there are significant opportunities for advancement. As we shared in a previous article, [...]
If you are going to work as a pharmacy technician in the U.S., it’s important to check with your state’s Board of Pharmacy to find out about their specific regulations. The majority of states regulate pharmacy technicians in some fashion, such as requiring them to be registered, licensed or certified. Even if certification is not [...]
While requirements for practicing pharmacy technicians vary by state, being certified will definitely improve your chances of landing a job. Many to most employers prefer pharmacy technicians to have the CPhT credential because it means they meet standards or have the qualifications to perform successfully in a pharmacy setting. Plus there is a real push, [...]
Happy Twentieth Birthday to the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board! "PTCB's 20-year anniversary represents a time to celebrate the invaluable contributions of Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhTs) to the pharmacy team," said PTCB Executive Director & CEO Everett B. McAllister, RPh, MPA.
The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) has announced more Continuing Education Requirement changes for 2015. "First, any continuing education (CE) hours earned by a CPhT will need to be pharmacy technician-specific to qualify toward recertification. Second, PTCB will reduce the number of allowable 'in-service' CE hours from 10 to 5". Visit PTCB.org to learn more.
Want to be in a fulfilling career with plenty of opportunities without having to spend tons of time and money beforehand? Then you might like to think about working as a pharmacy technician. The demand for pharmacy technicians is greater than the average for all occupations in the United States. According to the U.S. Bureau [...]
Completing a degree online is very appealing, particularly to those who need a flexible and convenient option. With many online programs, you can control much of your study schedule, plus you do not have to pack up everything and relocate or commute. As telecommuting becomes more common place in many facets of life, so too [...]
The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) had just named Hannah Peabody the PTCB certified pharmacy tech of the year. “Hannah Peabody has distinguished herself by making a difference in the lives of patients undergoing treatments for a range of complex cancers and other disorders. These treatments are life-changing, and Ms. Peabody has made them accessible [...]
Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas started its pharmacy technician program the fall of 2012. A few months ago, it was announced JCCC’s program received six-year accreditation with the ASHP (American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists). This speaks to the pharmacy tech program’s success—one or two-year accreditation is a lot more common than a [...]