I recently passed the PTCE exam, so I am technically a certified pharmacy technician, however it might take about 5 months to be licensed by my state of California. Meanwhile, I heard that I could start off as a pharmacy clerk which is hard to find openings now. I found one 50 miles away, and it would only be for 5-6 months. I just want the experience and cash always helps so that when I get my license I will have experience. I self-studied for the PTCE.