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I Am a Pharmacy Technician

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    not a pharmacy technician

    but an international marketing manager in a pharma manufacturing company. if any one required API , intermediates and fine chemicals u can ask me
    kanishka77 kanishka77 22-25, F Oct 22

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    Dead End Career?

    I have been a pharmacy technician for 9 years now. I have been married for 3 years and have a beautiful 18 month old daughter.  I am currently working as a hospital Pharmacy Technician but I have worked in a couple different retail settings.  Recently I have been finding it...
    dcollins8284 dcollins8284 26-30 2 Responses Aug 29, 2011

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    I Just Love Learning About Medications!

    I even love the  names themselves and knowing what their strengths are or what class of medication they are: citalopram, antidepressant, 20mg and 40mg in the top 200. methocarbamol, muscle relaxant, 500mg and 750mg in the top 200. lisinopril, cyclobenzaprine, lovastatin...
    Dhesyca Dhesyca 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 10, 2009

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    The Life of a Pharmacy Tech.

    I have worked in the pharmacy field for about 5 years.  From hospital to mail order and Long term care.  I really liked it alot at first, it was so much to learn and a new test everyday.  Then it started to feel more like just another job, so I started my own...
    sayitrite sayitrite 26-30 1 Response Jun 30, 2009

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    Please Help Me Prepare For The Expct Exam

    I recently just got done with my Pharmacy Tech major here in Missouri. I'm planning to move to Milwaukee, WI to look for a Pharmacy Tech job, but first I want to take the ExPCT exam & become certified, but I am very nervous. Can anyone give me any tips, what's the main info I...
    LKL90 LKL90 22-25, M Oct 6, 2012

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    Wanted: Pharmacy Technician Interviewee; The Deadline Is Upon Us!

    I am conducting a research paper and need an interviewee who has at least 1-2 year of Pharmacy Technician experience to help me out! I am planning on being a certified Pharm Tech very soon, and have to get this done within a week (it's for my last year of high school, in case you...
    KawaiiRamen KawaiiRamen 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2010

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    My First Real Experience With A Severely Mentally Delayed Person

    It was certainly an educational, new, and somewhat disconcerting experience! I enjoyed the first time I met him because it was just so fresh and different, even though I was also highly uncomfortable because I wasn't sure how to treat him. I opted for being simply friendly...
    Dhesyca Dhesyca 18-21, F Oct 21, 2009

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    Need Help Taking 20 Question Pre Employment Quiz

    In the process of getting hired with a temp agency but nervous about taking a Pharmacy Technician quiz because I must pass with a high score to be hired and placed. I'm a recent grad and although I am certified and licensed, I have zero hands-on experience. Went to school online...
    newCPhT newCPhT 36-40, F Oct 11, 2012

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    My First Real Experience With A Severely Mentally Delayed Person

    It was certainly an educational, new, and somewhat disconcerting experience! I enjoyed the first time I met him because it was just so fresh and different, even though I was also highly uncomfortable because I wasn't sure how to treat him. I opted for being simply friendly...
    Dhesyca Dhesyca 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 21, 2009

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    Pharmacy Tech Student

    Hello there everyone! I am a Student at Rasmussen College & currently taking Introduction to Pharmacy...I don't get out much due to a little 3 year old running around so I figured I would check out some options on here...I am looking for a certified pharmacy technician to...
    discreetlyloved discreetlyloved 22-25, F Apr 10, 2013

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    Certified Pharmacy Technician

    I would like to start by saying "Thanks" to Pharmacy Technician Advisors. I was needing to prepare for my National Certification to become a CPht. I was not sure what I should be studying in order to prepare. I gave PTA a call and from start to finish they offered complete...
    devonet devonet 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 1, 2011

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    Cpht Ceu's

    Anyone else trying to find the time to get all your CEU's in for recertification!!? I have done about 10 hours of them and they are wearing me out!!:)
    jenderud jenderud 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2011

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    Pharmacy Tech

    I love what I do...Yes at times it is stressful that  I actually need a drink lol but its well worth it and I do not regret making this profession my choice of career....I would have to admit the patients at times are rude but they do not understand what really happens in...
    cpht2010 cpht2010 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 21, 2010

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    I should really stop stalling.

    I have to get this CE test done before the end of December. Ideally it should be done by tomorrow...I haven't done any actual Pharmacy Tech job since I interned back in 09. I feel so out of it, but I'm hoping to get a job in it, come next year, and then become nationally...
    MarilynMonster MarilynMonster 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    Career Change At 60

    I just passed the 14 week intensive Pharm Tech program @ Indiana University /NW, with an "A", but that's just the beginning of the work, I am laid off in an industry that is shrinking rapidly (pipe organ building). My family had a medical/ pharmacy history, but my Dad, Aunt...
    organsolo organsolo 61-65, M 1 Response Jul 9, 2012

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    Externship Insecurities

    I'm going to Clark College in Vancouver, Washington. It's a lot that we are going through in class very quickly. I'm keeping up for the most part. In the 2nd quarter, we're expected to log about 12 hours a week at an externship site. The pharmacy tech program at Clark has you do...
    pysue pysue 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2011

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    Hello

    What are the differences between the different categories of pediatric patients?
    rthoward rthoward 31-35 Aug 11, 2012

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    I Really Need Help With Renewing My National License. I'll Do Anything For Some Help.

    This is my first time "trying" to renew my national license and I am at my wits' end. I completed 17.5 CE hours on powerpak.com (there are only 19.5 available to take) and 4.5 hours on pharmacy times.com. Power pak.com says that everything I completed was submitted to the CPE...
    Andypants78 Andypants78 31-35 1 Response Nov 27, 2012

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    Pharmacy Student First Internship

    Hey, I'm a pharmacy student currently working on my undergraduate. I recently scored an internship/job at the local pharmacy working as an assistant and eventually a tech. The head pharmacist agreed to mentor me so I'm not looking into any programs, but I am wondering what sorts...
    HuntFost HuntFost 18-21 1 Response Feb 15, 2013

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    It's "My Stepping Stone"......

    Y ep, presently I am a pharmacy technican. I believe that the pharmacy itself is an awesome learning/experience environment. I personally call it "My Stepping Stone" because to me its only temporary; before I move on to greater things like medicine. I...
    coconutzismyflava coconutzismyflava 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2008

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    The Pharmacy Drive Thru

          I work in a pharmacy. In the modern day pharmacy, there of course is a drive-thru for the laziest country in the entire world. The thing is, a pharmacy drive-thru is not a McDonald’s drive-thru. It’s much more complicated. We have insurance...
    AnnaCooper AnnaCooper 22-25, F 14 Responses Jul 15, 2009

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    Check List

    I love my job, most I love my customers. however im at the point that Its so micromanaged I cant do my job right.. its RUSH RUSH RUSH.. I'm the lead Tech.. fine woohoo, Im not going to Boss around my other tech WE know what we have todo each day,we do our job.. well I guess since...
    stressedout12 stressedout12 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2012

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    What To Study

    Hello, all I wanted to know what to study for the PTCB. I am currently studying the Mosby's Review. I have no experience in a pharmacy setting. Can anyone help me? thanks
    Goody12 Goody12 22-25 Feb 3, 2013

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    Pharmacy Techs & Interns

    Hello Pharmacy Rx is a pharmacy tech website, we are looking for experienced pharm techs and interns. Why? Well Pharmacy Rx has created a new link in the site to recognize pharm techs for their hard work, and hopefully can give some advice for others who are interested in the...
    cpht2010 cpht2010 22-25, F Oct 26, 2011

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    I Want To Know

    Hello, I am trrying to become a certified pharmacy technician. I cannot afford school or training. All I have is a book entitled Pharmacy technician certification exminiation Mosby's Review. I know nothing. Is there anything else that I can study independently so I can pass the...
    Goody12 Goody12 22-25 3 Responses Nov 21, 2011

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    The Man Going Fishing

    I've worked in 2 pharmacies since I got my tech license roughly 2.5 years ago; a total of about only 9 months due to the time it took me to find my first tech job, and unemployment from medical issues between the jobs. In short, I'm pretty inexperienced still. In the earlier...
    Dhesyca Dhesyca 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 20, 2009

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    I work in hospital and feel lucky to have my

    job. For every 40 or so retail tech jobs, there's one hospital tech job...I'm guessing but you get the point. Where I live in Louisiana, you're required to have an education and become nationally certified so I've gone through those hoops and did internships in both retail and...
    SpilledSecrets SpilledSecrets 22-25, F Sep 27

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    New

    Im a new pharmacy technicians just got license, I try to find a job in LA area can;t find it,, its so hard and very frustrating, they need 1-5 experience people . how can we get a job if we just graduated and no experienced?
    tech31 tech31 31-35 4 Responses Jul 11, 2009

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    How Did I Get Here..?

    Here I am, almost 50, going through a divorce and already working 2 jobs. My weekends were so lonely I couldn't bare another night alone. I walked into my favorite drug store and applied for a position at the cosmetic counter... to give me something to do on my weekends...
    ex3 ex3 46-50 3 Responses Aug 3, 2008

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    Pharmacy Technician Training

    I just started my pharmacy tech training. I am excited and a little nervous.
    waltslove1 waltslove1 36-40, F 1 Response May 1, 2012

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    Certified Pharmacy Techician On The Job Training For One Week.

        I am a certified pharmacy technician just got a job a week now. My problem the one training me which is the lead technician is running out of patience on me. She even badmouth me the other relief pharmacist and workers in the clinic. So the relief pharmacist is mean and...
    MPachiano MPachiano 46-50 1 Response May 14, 2012

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    I Am A Pharmacy Technician Who Is At A Cross Roads Of Sorts .....

    My situation is I am a black male, 34 year old, father of 3 and future husband. I have a 2.99 GPA in my college classes and I am 32 credits away from getting BS in Chemistry, 28 credits away from getting my Masters in Chemistry and 11 credits away from applying to Pharmacy...
    marlloyd marlloyd 31-35, M Jan 29, 2013

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    Pharm Tech Cert

    Has anyone used Allied Schools online Pharmacy Tech course to prepare for the Pharmacy Tech Certification Exam?  
    FailingIsNOTanOption FailingIsNOTanOption 18-21, F Dec 8, 2010

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    New to the Pharmacy World.

    well I was going to start sharing my story, but pizza is here... I will be back to type this ASAP....... .......My story goes like this: I went into Drug Mart to apply for a cashier job or as a stocker or something. No previous experience in a pharmacy so the thought of...
    rachael1987 rachael1987 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 21, 2008

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    Pharmacy Technician Question

    A doctor orders 1/4 gr of codeine. How many mg do you need?
    Merigold1974 Merigold1974 36-40 2 Responses May 19, 2012

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    I'm 18 turning 19 in a month

    and am interested in persueing a career as a pharmacy technician is this a good career? Any information from experiance would be lovely
    TheSameOne TheSameOne 18-21, M May 7

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    hey im a pharm tech at walmart

    and despise my job. my pharmacist gets angry for reasons that arent my fault and i deal with pill heads or lame customers all day. i may quit my job soon as i get my new job.
    knpredpm knpredpm 22-25, M May 5

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    Is This A Good Job? Help!

    I just had a meeting with the local college offering a Pharmacy Tech program and even though the program sounds exciting and very interesting to me, I keep reading that Pharmacy Tech programs are a rip off and that the chance of getting a job is not very good. I live in Michigan...
    DRuss3 DRuss3 26-30 2 Responses Oct 6, 2012

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    I Am A Pharm Tech...

    I have been for the last 13 years..and worked in many types of pharmacies...retail.....internet...long term care..and my personal favorite..hospital...currently I work at a psych hospital...and I find retail the least rewarding...and the lowest paying...considering all the other...
    blackgirl71 blackgirl71 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 6, 2010

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