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How do I find a job as a pharmacy technician?

How do I find a job as a pharmacy technician? Do I need to be licensed? Do I need to take pharmacy tech traning classes at a community college so that I can be a pharmacy technician? Do you know where I can volunteer for experience or even get paid for my experience? Can someone share? Thanks.

Asked By: Eve - 3/11/2007
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I am A Pharmacy Technician and I love it. I didn't have to take any classes and I got certfied though my workplace which is CVS. They help you train and understand what you need to know to become a pharmacy tech and what they are going to expect from you. They even pay for the National Pharmacy Technician Exam. The... More
Answered By: life is good - 3/12/2007
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i am a pharmacy tech and i went to a community college for a couple of months to prepare for the test to become certified. i volunteered at wal-mart and now i work at a hospital.you can get paid for your services for up to a yr with-out being certified but you have to be registered.hope this helps email me with any... More
Answered By: ilovedooneys - 3/11/2007
 
I found a couple of links for more info by going to www.yahoo.com and typed in 'pharmacy technician and education'. National Pharmacy Technician Association: www.pharmacytechnician.org... More
Answered By: jannsody - 3/11/2007
 
You don't need to go to community college to be a pharm tech. With a job as low paying as pharm tech, it'll be hard to recoup the money. The best thing is to get a job, and work for a while, then get certified. You only get more money if you are certified, not if you went to community college... More
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Answered By: Lea - 3/11/2007
 
If you are seeking volunteer opportunities, contact your local volunteer center for a referral. They specialize in finding volunteer projects that match your interests and goals... More
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Answered By: Brent - 3/11/2007
 
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