Pharmacy Technician Resources and Links
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Pharmacy Technician Help
A great online pharmacy technician program (Rob provided the clinical reviews for the modules in this program, so at least we know it accurately reflects what goes on in a real pharmacy). I only recommend things I either use or had the chance to review. As far as online programs go, Career Step has one of the most thorough programs available. The training you receive is through their online site and they utilize multiple methods for making the learning process more interactive. They also devote a lot of time to improving your typing skills, which is a critical skill that will serve you well in your career.
This is my recommended study guide for PTCB national certification. Mometrix does a really good job providing you with all the information you need, additional study helps (they throw in 11 bonus items to help you study and pass the exam), free updates if the study guide changes to keep up with changes in the PTCB exam, and they offer a 1 year 100% money back guarantee. In addition to the study guide, they also offer a PTCB flash card set (they have flash carded everything). To find the study guide and flash cards, click on the study guide to the left and you will go to the Mometrix website. The top right has a search box, search for “PTCB” and the first two options will be the study guide and the flashcards. This guide is Rob approved!
National exam study guides – Here are some additional study guides that have decent reviews. If you have particular trouble with calculations, get the book by Mike Johnston. If you need help with a specific calculation or formula, send us a message and we will help you out (I love the allegation questions, they are fun).
Website Creation Resources
Bluehost – Website hosting with domain name at a great price. I researched for a long time before I chose Bluehost. They have great pricing ($6.95/month) and a lot of tools to help a novice (like me) get a website up and running.
WordPress – Free website design with a blog style format. There are a lot of sites that will sell you templates for a website; however, WordPress provides a lot of templates for free. That is a price I like!
The Best Spinner – This is a cool tool that allows you to take one article and spin it into multiple unique articles. Why you ask? Because many article submission sites will not let you submit the same article to more than one site. There is some argument that a spun article is the same article, however, if it is a good article and you want to share it with as many people as possible (and sharing it improves peoples lives because your content is good), then a mechanism for dealing with sites that only allow you to post unique content is a good option.
– Crush It has been an inspiring book for me. Gary Vaynerchuck lays it on the line and provides an outline of how to Crush It in the online world. If you are considering an online business or simply want to learn how to market yourself, this book is a must read.