SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hi all, So I'm seriously considering applying to Pharmacy school, after considering medical school for quite some time. I feel that pharmacy provides the best options for me in relation to my interests in drugs, industry/research, and clinical practice. So with that, I've been thinking that perhaps it might be best to find a job as a pharmacy technician. I'm currently a patient care associate, and make $19/hr. The thing I'm worried about right now is that becoming a tech would be a pay cut. So I'm wondering, how much do CVS techs typically make? I'm in NYC if that makes a difference. I say CVS because after looking at a few hospitals in the area, it seems that they all ask for completion of a tech course, which I really can't fit into my current schedule with work and school. CVS seems to do on the job training, and then you take the certification exam (correct me if I'm wrong). My current hospital doesn't list any openings on the HR site, but maybe I should just ask one of the pharmacists I know? Thanks for the help!