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Hello all! I passed my PTCB exam and am nationally certified. My question is: I need my state certification (Texas), should I apply for technician trainee or just the registered technician? Money is a little tight and I don't want to waste it on something pointless.

Or, should I just apply to different pharmacies and put in the application later?
 
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Registered technician. Most jobs, including mine, are already full with trainees and aren't looking to hire another trainee. It's expensive compared to other states but you'll get a higher pay rate for being a technician over a trainee. Plus, you'll probably want to upgrade later... so just do it now.
 

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Hi, this might sound stupid but why would you want to apply for a trainee post? If you have passed PTCB my understanding is that you can directly apply for a full technician post meaning higher pay right?
 
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