Even if your current or future employer does not compensate you for the advanced certificates, I believe that you will stand out from other applicants just by having taken the initiative to achieve this and also that you are knowledgeable in that specialty.
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The medical field (pharmacy) is an ever-changing environment. While some places recognize the certification, others do not. I believe these new credentials and designations are a good step in our profession, even if we can not see or experience the benefits of it immediately. As time passes, and our field becomes larger and more populated, these boons to knowledge and skill sets will help distinguish us (technicians), expand ourselves into larger roles and, hopefully, larger pay. Having increased educational requirements and additional filters into even becoming a basic licensed pharmacy technician would be key to advancing the pay-scale value of... (More)
Honestly, I'm pursuing an Advanced credential for my personal satisfaction (as I did with certification back in the early 1990's - even before PTCB - lol!) and no, my employer will most likely not compensate me in any way for it, but it's for me not for them.