Technician's Corner

PTCB Launches Online Career Center for Job Seekers and Employers

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) announces the launch of its interactive job board, the PTCB Career Center, providing pharmacy technicians, employers, and the pharmacy community at large with an easy-to-use and targeted resource for online employment connections. The Career Center can be found at careers.ptcb.org and already contains more than 150 career openings. Click here to learn more 

What are the qualities of a good Pharmacy Technician? 

Incredible work ethic? Positive energy? Can-do attitude? Challenge junkie? Sincere heart for patients and their needs? I could go on and on.  Introducing Krista Schrader who embodies all this and more.  I had the opportunity to visit with Krista, pharmacy technician with The Clinical Pharmacy at Northwest Healthcare of Kalispell, Montana to discuss her career, her thoughts about the industry and the direction she would like to see the field take.  Read the full article about Krista, provided by Angela Jensen.

PTCB previously produced a short film that highlights the role of the pharmacy technician and the importance of PTCB certification. The film features leaders within the pharmacy community and certified technicians who speak about their own experiences.  View the video.

Do you wonder about a career as a pharmacy technician?  Below are links to resources if you would like to learn more.
--PharmTechPros.com
--pharmtechinfocenter.com
--Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
--Allied Health Department, Seattle, Washington

Read more about the steps to obtain and maintain pharmacy technician certification in Montana.



800-363-8012
Would you like to know more about:
--How to prepare for certification                --The schedule to do so
--Cost and location to take exam                --And more?
The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board is your source.  Browse the site.

Where are the accredited programs in Montana?  Montana has an accredited program at City College -- MSU Billings.

Technician Membership in the MPA -- Technicians can join the MPA for only $30 for an annual membership (November 1 - October 31).  Benefits include greatly reduced fees for continuing education and having an association that advocates for the best interests of the profession in areas such as certification and licensing.  MPA supports technicians as an integral part of pharmacy.  It is a team connection between pharmacists and technicians that works to further the profession of pharmacy.  

 

Technician Representative - MPA Board of Directors

Leigh Scherer, BS, CPhT
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