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Is pharmacy technician a good job? Is it good 2 go 2 a university or community college first?

I think i want 2 be a pharmacy technician and im confused if i should attend a university or start off at a community college. It seems like a very interesting job and was wondering 4 people feedback

Asked By: Ash - 12/8/2007
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I am a pharmacy tech myself. Although I am certified, I did not go to any college to get my certification and honestly I think it is a waste of time and money to do so. Try to get a job at a pharmacy; I started at Walgreen's and after few months they sent me to a 2 months, every weekend class and they not only paid for... More
Answered By: smarties - 12/8/2007
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start at a community college then transfer over
Answered By: glamour04111 - 12/8/2007
 
Upgrade yourself into a nuclear technologist. Its a very good job to earn fast.
Answered By: Adam Davidson - 12/8/2007
 
if your looking for money try something else. if not you can do it online also like university of Phoenix
Answered By: mastat601 - 12/8/2007
 
Which pharmacy does your family use? Do you know the pharmacist ? Why not ask him or her what the field of pharmacy entails. They might give you some clues. If you have a guidance counselor for your high school class, why not consult with him? Go to the library and you might find a list of colleges which have degrees... More
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Answered By: googie - 12/8/2007
 
Currently, the average salary for a regular pharm tech is about 28k and for a lead tech about 33k a year. It is not worth going for formal classes when most of the pharmacies will pay for you to take the certification exam. Within a couple of months, you should just through experience, be able to pass it... More
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Answered By: Lea - 12/9/2007
 
Either way- go to college. Be careful with community college credits because some may not transfer to colleges in a different state. You should also check out the board of pharmacy for your state. Having Pharmacy experience is part of getting a liscense, so you will have to apply to be a tech in training to log... More
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Answered By: Christina - 12/12/2007
 
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