California Pharmacy Aides: Training Programs, Schools and Careers

Career Information for Pharmacy Aides in California

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Fast Facts for Pharmacy Aides in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Madera, Santa Cruz and Redding
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: San Francisco, Santa Rosa and Oakland
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Riverside, San Diego and Santa Ana

Salaries for Pharmacy Aides in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Sacramento, Oakland and San Jose

Schools for Pharmacy Aides in California are listed below.

Selected Pharmacy Aide Training Schools in California

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UEI College
Bakersfield, Fresno, San Marcos

At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it.

  • Programs: Pharmacy Technician (8-Month Diploma Program)
  • Degrees: Diploma
Intercoast Colleges
Fairfield, Rancho Cordova

Get your career started with Intercoast Colleges.

  • Programs: Pharmacy Technician
  • Degrees: Certificate

Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) offers industry-relevant knowledge and training for in demand careers in healthcare.

  • Programs: Diploma - Pharmacy Technician, A.S.- Health Sciences (Pharmacy Technician)
  • Degrees: Diploma, Associate
Penn Foster

Advance your career with our affordable, self-paced, career-focused distance education programs.

  • Programs: Pharmacy Technician
  • Degrees: Diploma

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.

  • Programs: Pharmacy Technician
  • Degrees: Diploma
San Joaquin Valley College
Bakersfield, Hesperia, Lancaster, Ontario, Salida, Temecula, Visalia

San Joaquin Valley College - A Private Junior College.

  • Programs: Degree - Pharmacy Technology, Certificate - Pharmacy Technology
  • Degrees: Associate, Certificate
Unitek College
Concord, Fremont

Unitek College™ is a privately held vocational school dedicated to helping you gain the skills needed to advance your career or begin a brand new career. 

  • Programs: Pharmacy Technician
  • Degrees: Certificate
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More California Pharmacy Aide Training Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Allan Hancock College Santa Maria Associate 13,176
Antelope Valley Medical College Lancaster Associate 834
Cerritos College Norwalk Associate 22,273
Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga Associate 18,736
Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science Los Angeles Masters 368
City College of San Francisco San Francisco Associate 46,411
College of the Sequoias Visalia Associate 11,697
Foothill College Los Altos Hills Associate 18,132
Imperial Valley College Imperial Associate 8,682
Los Angeles ORT Technical Institute Los Angeles Associate 167
Pima Medical Institute Chula Vista Chula Vista Associate 813
San Bernardino Valley College San Bernardino Associate 12,839
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield Bakersfield Associate 602
San Joaquin Valley College-Fresno Fresno Associate 675
San Joaquin Valley College-Modesto Campus Salida Associate 254
San Joaquin Valley College-Rancho Cordova Rancho Cordova Associate 619
San Joaquin Valley College-Rancho Cucamonga Rancho Cucamonga Associate 791
San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia Visalia Associate 892
Santa Ana College Santa Ana Associate 33,514
Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa Associate 25,626
Skyline College San Bruno Associate 8,359

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Pharmacy Aides

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:
Pharmacy Aides

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Pharmacy Aides relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Bakersfield 240 $28500 2.89
Fresno 110 $25790 1.22
El Centro 60 $20000 3.9
Oxnard 190 $25320 2.28
Thousand Oaks 190 $25320 2.28
Ventura 190 $25320 2.28
Redding 0 $29820 0
Riverside 680 $24800 1.87
San Bernardino 680 $24800 1.87
Ontario 680 $24800 1.87
Sacramento 700 $26040 2.9
Roseville 700 $26040 2.9
Arden 700 $26040 2.9
Arcade 700 $26040 2.9
Salinas 0 $39110 0
Los Angeles 4530 $33590 2.92
Long Beach 4530 $33590 2.92
Anaheim 4530 $33590 2.92
Merced 40 $28240 2.02
Modesto 0 $30020 0
San Diego 1160 $27010 3.11
Carlsbad 1160 $27010 3.11
Santa Cruz 150 $27070 6.23
Watsonville 150 $27070 6.23
Santa Maria 0 $27540 0
Santa Barbara 0 $27540 0
Santa Rosa 0 $27090 0
San Francisco 580 $30830 0.96
Oakland 580 $30830 0.96
Hayward 580 $30830 0.96
Stockton 260 $29930 4.37
Lodi 260 $29930 4.37
San Jose 360 $29960 1.27
Sunnyvale 360 $29960 1.27
Santa Clara 360 $29960 1.27
Vallejo 50 $45850 1.32
Fairfield 50 $45850 1.32
Visalia 120 $26230 3.04
Porterville 120 $26230 3.04
San Luis Obispo 60 $35820 2
Paso Robles 60 $35820 2
Arroyo Grande 60 $35820 2
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