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, [...]

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 to learn more.

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 [...]

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