Steps for being a pharmtech?

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  1. Davss

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    Im having a hard time finding a place to volunteer in the pharmacy so I can get work experience. Do you guys suggest getting a pharm tech license then working as a pharmtech? Also, what are the steps to getting a pharmtech lisc. I know i have to pass the test, but do i need anything else? I live in California. Thanks
     
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    You take the PTCB test then wait for the result sent to you then download an application from california state board of pharmacy then take a fingerprint live scan then send all required documents. That's it. ;)
     
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    Do I need any hands on experiences or can I just pass the test and start working as a pharm tech?
     
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    Hopefully you are good in math. I know about retail and hospital pharmacy. I get a good study guide. I had no experience in pharmacy and I was able to pass PTCB on the try.

    Look here at this website:

    Locate the pharmacy technician license.

    Try the following books to review before the test.
    Certification Exam Review for The Pharmacy Technician (2nd Edition)
    http://www.amazon.com/Certification...=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1311642513&sr=1-2

    This is good book it is written by the President of National Pharmacy technician association based in Texas.

    Sterile Products and Aseptic Techniques for the Pharmacy Technician (2nd Edition)

    http://www.amazon.com/Products-Tech...thProfessionsKit/dp/0135109647/ref=pd_sim_b_5

    These are the two books that I used to pass this test.
    http://www.amazon.com/Pharmacy-Technician-Perspective-Press/dp/0895827360/ref=pd_sim_b_2

    http://www.amazon.com/Dosage-Calcul...70/ref=sr_1_44?ie=UTF8&qid=1311642823&sr=8-44
     
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    The part about getting a job is the most challenging aspect. Passing the test getting certified and licensed is the easy part.
     
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    This. It took me 2 whole months of working 30+ hours a week as a front store associate to get my foot in the door for pharmacy technician.
     

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