IraqiVetWife is right, You don't need to go to school to learn to be a pharmacy tech. I worked at Walgreens as a pharmacy tech and they paid for my study materials and they paid for me to take the test. All the while I was working in the pharmacy and getting paid for it. Then when I passed the certification test, they gave me a raise. Going to a school doesn't necessarily guarantee you a better chance at a job either, because Walgreens will hire and train anyone that they think will be good at the job regardless of whether they are certified or not. They just make sure that you get certified while you are there. I'm sure most of the chain pharmacies do pretty much the same thing. So now that I am a certified pharmacy technician, I can go anywhere with my certification and I didn't pay a school and spend alot of time doing it. If you want to be one, get a job in the pharmacy first.
at 2:38 PM on Apr. 28, 2009