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Fast Facts for Pharmacists in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Fresno, Hanford and Madera
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Visalia, El Centro and Merced
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Santa Ana, San Diego and Riverside

Salaries for Pharmacists in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: El Centro, Modesto and Santa Barbara

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  • Degree - Pharmacy Technology
  • Certificate - Pharmacy Technology
  • Many programs require externships, allowing students to gain real-world experience.
  • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1984.
  • Offers 22 accelerated, career-focused program options including business administration, medical assisting, and more.
  • Regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
  • 11 campuses across California, with an online division as well.
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  • Offers a free trial period so students can attend classes before paying tuition.
  • Provides blended courses that combine traditional classroom instruction with online learning.
  • Lets students connect with peers at any time, and instructors during office hours with online chat rooms.
  • Gives students the chance to participate in externships and clinical training work under the general supervision of college staff.
  • Has accelerated programs that allow students to take the same coursework in a shorter timeframe.
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  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Offers programs in nursing, medical assisting, pharmacy technology, dental assisting, and more.
  • Six Campuses across Northern CA: Fremont, San Jose, Sacramento, S. San Francisco, Hayward, and Concord.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, with programmatic approvals from the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians and the Board of Registered Nursing.
  • Approved by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) with an A+ rating since 2010.
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  • Pharmacy Technician (11-Month Diploma Program)
  • Dedicated to providing  career training since 1975.
  • Has 13 campus locations in Southern California and a campus in Morrow, GA.
  • Provides flexible class times including weekends.
  • Offers curriculum that ranges from 8 month diploma programs to 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree programs.
  • Has admissions professionals available to help students decide which diploma or degree program they should pursue.
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About Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

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  • Diploma - Pharmacy Technician
  • Committed to empowering students with education and skills to help them reach their goals since 1979.
  • Online programs include business management, RN to BSN, and more.
  • Technical assistance for students is available 24/7.
  • Institutional accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
  • Ground campuses are also available across Arizona and New Mexico. 
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  • A private, accredited distance learning college based in Norcross, Georgia founded in 1987.
  • Ensures that service members, their spouses and veterans can maximize their military education benefits.
  • Gives students the option to customize monthly payments to fit their budgets and lifestyle.
  • Offers all-inclusive tuition: textbooks, learning materials, and academic support are covered in the cost.
  • Allows alumni to enroll in any future program at a reduced rate.

More California Pharmacy Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Highest Award
Loma Linda
Doctorate & First Professional
La Jolla
Doctorate & First Professional
San Francisco
Doctorate & First Professional
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
Doctorate & First Professional

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Pharmacists

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Pharmacists relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield 700 $145,130
Chico 180 $150,250
El Centro 70 $146,800
Fresno 760 $149,680
Hanford 70 $142,390
Corcoran 70 $142,390
Sacramento 2050 $148,880
Roseville 2050 $148,880
Arden 2050 $148,880
Arcade 2050 $148,880
Salinas 250 $139,580
San Diego 2220 $134,200
Carlsbad 2220 $134,200
Los Angeles 10210 $140,520
Long Beach 10210 $140,520
Anaheim 10210 $140,520
Madera 90 $139,540
Merced 90 $142,130
Modesto 280 $146,210
Napa 110 $134,190
Oxnard 580 $125,740
Thousand Oaks 580 $125,740
Ventura 580 $125,740
Redding 140 $143,100
Riverside 2750 $141,700
San Bernardino 2750 $141,700
Ontario 2750 $141,700
San Francisco 3710 $145,680
Oakland 3710 $145,680
Hayward 3710 $145,680
Stockton 650 $145,550
Lodi 650 $145,550
San Jose 1470 $145,920
Sunnyvale 1470 $145,920
Santa Clara 1470 $145,920
Vallejo N/A $145,330
Fairfield N/A $145,330
Visalia 230 $140,630
Porterville 230 $140,630
Yuba City 100 $145,530
San Luis Obispo 220 $137,890
Paso Robles 220 $137,890
Arroyo Grande 220 $137,890
Santa Cruz 150 $153,210
Watsonville 150 $153,210
Santa Maria 250 $147,400
Santa Barbara 250 $147,400
Santa Rosa 480 $148,660

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