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Pharmacy Technician Schools and Training Programs

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Pharmacy Technicians

A pharmacy technician performs many pharmacy-related functions under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Pharmacy technicians generally assist the pharmacist in dispensing medication and other health care products to patients. Their work is typically a combination of routine tasks in the preparation of prescribed medication (e.g., counting tablets, labeling bottles, etc.) and administrative duties such as stocking shelves, answering phones, keeping records, and handling payment by customers.

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Pharmacy Technician Schools

The material covered in a formal pharmacy technician education program encompasses pharmaceutical techniques, medical and pharmaceutical terminology, pharmaceutical calculations, pharmacy record keeping, and pharmacy law and ethics. Most programs are comprised of a combination of classroom and laboratory work along with a period of internship, in which students gain valuable hands-on experience working in an actual pharmaceutical setting. Here are some schools who offer these types of programs:

  • Penn Foster Career School - This school offers an online, self-paced pharmacy technician training program. Graduates of this program receive a pharmacy technician career diploma and are automatically eligible to take the PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board) exam.
  • Ashworth College - This college offers online diploma programs specifically for prospective pharmacy technicians. The program prepares students for the PTCB exam, and also offers hands-on training.
  • Everest College - This college offers pharmacy technician career training programs at its campuses located across the country. These diploma programs can typically be completed in less than a year.
  • San Francisco State University - This state university offers a pharmacy technician certification program at its San Francisco, California campus or online, and prepares students to take the PCTB exam.
  • Rasmussen College - This college offers an online, career-focused program that can lead to either the PCTB exam. Students wishing to continue their education will be prepared to enroll in an associate degree in health sciences.

Pharmacy Technician Education Requirements

While there are many paths to take for employment as a pharmacy technician, many employers prefer to hire candidates with formal education, certification or previous pharmacy experience. According to information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), education programs are available through a variety of organizations, including:

  • Community colleges
  • Vocational schools
  • Hospitals
  • The military

These kinds of training programs help job candidates reach pharmacy technician requirements by focusing on coursework involving both classroom and laboratory training, covering a variety of subjects, such as:

  • Medical terminology
  • Pharmaceutical calculations and techniques
  • Pharmacy record keeping
  • Pharmacy law and ethics

You can complete many pharmacy technician training programs in as little as six months or as long as two years, depending on the coursework and involvement of the program. Prerequisites for many pharmacy technician training programs require a high school diploma or equivalent. The College Board suggests that students who wish to pursue pharmacy technician training study mathematics, communications and language, and sciences to prepare for later coursework.

Pharmacy Technician Training

Most states require that pharmacy technicians be registered with an official board of pharmacy. Often, the minimum pharmacy technician requirements for licensure and certification are a high school diploma, payment of a small fee and a clear background check. Certification is offered through professional organizations such as:

  • The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
  • The Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ICPT)

Pharmacy technicians who pass exams offered by these groups have demonstrated that they have the proper skill set to help dispense life-saving medications and provide customers with essential medical information.

Certification from these professional groups often comes with continuing education requirements. Certified pharmacy technician requirements include re-certification every two years. To be eligible for recertification, pharmacy technicians must complete 20 hours of continuing education. Up to ten hours of continuing education training can be earned by working directly with a licensed pharmacist, while other continuing education pharmacy technician requirements include college courses, pharmacy associations and other formal pharmacy technician programs.

Pharmacy Technician Resources

Sources:

  1. Ashworth College, https://www.ashworthcollege.edu/career-diplomas/pharmacy-technician/
  2. Everest College, http://www.everest.edu/programs/category/pharmacy-technician
  3. Penn Foster Online, http://www.pennfoster.edu/programs-and-degrees/medical-and-health-careers/pharmacy-technician-career-diploma
  4. Pharmacy Technicians, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/pharmacy-technicians.htm
  5. Rasmussen College, http://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/health-sciences/pharmacy-technician/
  6. San Francisco State University, https://cel.sfsu.edu/pharmacy

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Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Pharmacy Technicians

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Pharmacy Technicians 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.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Metro Area Jobs Salary
(2013)
Relative
Popularity

Alabama

     
Anniston 180 $26020 1.53
Oxford 180 $26020 1.53
Jacksonville 180 $26020 1.53
Auburn 220 $26210 1.52
Opelika 220 $26210 1.52
Florence 280 $25770 1.96
Muscle Shoals 280 $25770 1.96
Gadsden 150 $26090 1.54
Huntsville 780 $27240 1.34
Daphne 350 $29470 1.89
Fairhope 350 $29470 1.89
Foley 350 $29470 1.89
Decatur 220 $25520 1.54
Dothan 280 $27900 1.81
Birmingham 1940 $26020 1.41
Hoover 1940 $26020 1.41
Mobile 670 $27000 1.44
Montgomery 520 $29250 1.16
Tuscaloosa 350 $24320 1.26

Alaska

     
Anchorage 430 $39780 0.88
Fairbanks 120 $40940 1.19

Arizona

     
Flagstaff 140 $33330 0.88
Phoenix 6760 $32000 1.31
Mesa 6760 $32000 1.31
Scottsdale 6760 $32000 1.31
Prescott 160 $30950 1.01
Lake Havasu City 190 $28830 1.5
Kingman 190 $28830 1.5
Sierra Vista 100 $28430 1.06
Douglas 100 $28430 1.06
Tucson 1210 $33010 1.24
Yuma 200 $29850 1.16

Arkansas

     
Hot Springs 180 $33410 1.84
Jonesboro 160 $26240 1.12
Pine Bluff 100 $25010 1.18
Little Rock 1150 $29330 1.24
North Little Rock 1150 $29330 1.24
Conway 1150 $29330 1.24

California

     
Bakersfield 690 $36820 0.86
Fresno 820 $35010 0.88
Hanford 110 $37810 0.99
Corcoran 110 $37810 0.99
Chico 230 $36530 1.15
El Centro 100 $36520 0.69
Oxnard 590 $35260 0.73
Thousand Oaks 590 $35260 0.73
Ventura 590 $35260 0.73
Redding 180 $38500 1.14
Riverside 2940 $37260 0.81
San Bernardino 2940 $37260 0.81
Ontario 2940 $37260 0.81
Sacramento 2130 $40690 0.88
Roseville 2130 $40690 0.88
Arden 2130 $40690 0.88
Arcade 2130 $40690 0.88
Salinas 320 $41410 0.72
San Diego 2750 $35790 0.74
Carlsbad 2750 $35790 0.74
Los Angeles 11980 $37060 0.77
Long Beach 11980 $37060 0.77
Anaheim 11980 $37060 0.77
Madera 140 $34980 1.28
Merced 200 $32590 1.15
Modesto 520 $36960 1.14
Napa 80 $47520 0.43
Santa Cruz 260 $42460 1.04
Watsonville 260 $42460 1.04
Santa Maria 430 $41450 0.86
Santa Barbara 430 $41450 0.86
Santa Rosa 430 $42600 0.83
San Francisco 3900 $46800 0.65
Oakland 3900 $46800 0.65
Hayward 3900 $46800 0.65
Stockton 660 $38630 1.1
Lodi 660 $38630 1.1
San Jose 1820 $42240 0.65
Sunnyvale 1820 $42240 0.65
Santa Clara 1820 $42240 0.65
Vallejo 310 $42880 0.91
Fairfield 310 $42880 0.91
Visalia 370 $34820 0.95
Porterville 370 $34820 0.95
Yuba City 150 $40450 1.37
San Luis Obispo 260 $40300 0.86
Paso Robles 260 $40300 0.86
Arroyo Grande 260 $40300 0.86

Colorado

     
Fort Collins 260 $32280 0.64
Grand Junction 140 $30280 0.84
Greeley 110 $29910 0.41
Boulder 290 $32970 0.61
Colorado Springs 620 $33350 0.87
Denver 2930 $34410 0.78
Aurora 2930 $34410 0.78
Lakewood 2930 $34410 0.78
Pueblo 210 $30300 1.3

Connecticut

     
Hartford 1230 $28980 0.77
West Hartford 1230 $28980 0.77
East Hartford 1230 $28980 0.77
New Haven 590 $37480 0.76
Waterbury 170 $31180 0.91
Bridgeport 720 $29800 0.63
Stamford 720 $29800 0.63
Norwalk 720 $29800 0.63
Danbury 200 $30990 0.92

Delaware

     
Dover 0 $24200 0

Florida

     
Gainesville 490 $27340 1.41
Homosassa Springs 100 $29030 1.21
Jacksonville 2120 $27760 1.24
Cape Coral 830 $29190 1.28
Fort Myers 830 $29190 1.28
Crestview 250 $30460 0.89
Fort Walton Beach 250 $30460 0.89
Destin 250 $30460 0.89
Deltona 700 $26190 1.39
Daytona Beach 700 $26190 1.39
Ormond Beach 700 $26190 1.39
Orlando 3220 $27150 1.04
Kissimmee 3220 $27150 1.04
Sanford 3220 $27150 1.04
Palm Bay 670 $30960 1.25
Melbourne 670 $30960 1.25
Titusville 670 $30960 1.25
Panama City 240 $28070 1.08
Pensacola 620 $28610 1.38
Ferry Pass 620 $28610 1.38
Brent 620 $28610 1.38
Port St. Lucie 460 $28080 1.27
Punta Gorda 140 $27890 1.2
Lakeland 690 $27440 1.22
Winter Haven 690 $27440 1.22
Miami 7570 $31150 1.13
Fort Lauderdale 7570 $31150 1.13
West Palm Beach 7570 $31150 1.13
Naples 390 $29260 1.07
Immokalee 390 $29260 1.07
Marco Island 390 $29260 1.07
North Port 730 $32850 0.97
Sarasota 730 $32850 0.97
Bradenton 730 $32850 0.97
Ocala 370 $26950 1.4
Sebastian 160 $28580 1.26
Vero Beach 160 $28580 1.26
Sebring 100 $29590 1.49
Tallahassee 430 $28260 0.99
Tampa 4910 $29230 1.47
St. Petersburg 4910 $29230 1.47
Clearwater 4910 $29230 1.47
The Villages 130 $28030 1.92

Georgia

     
Albany 150 $27340 0.93
Athens 310 $26740 1.43
Clarke County 310 $26740 1.43
Atlanta 6080 $27000 0.89
Sandy Springs 6080 $27000 0.89
Roswell 6080 $27000 0.89
Gainesville 200 $29670 0.91
Hinesville 0 $35600 0
Brunswick 110 $29840 1.05
Dalton 130 $27600 0.7
Rome 110 $24470 1.16
Macon 290 $23360 1.07
Savannah 460 $28130 1.03
Valdosta 220 $28840 1.58
Warner Robins 250 $23970 1.34

Hawaii

     
Kahului 180 $34880 0.89
Wailuku 180 $34880 0.89
Lahaina 180 $34880 0.89
Urban Honolulu 1340 $35740 1.07

Idaho

     
Boise City 710 $32780 0.91
Idaho Falls 150 $27730 0.92
Coeur d'Alene 180 $35640 1.15
Pocatello 130 $30790 1.41

Illinois

     
Bloomington 260 $27240 0.99
Carbondale 180 $30230 1.25
Marion 180 $30230 1.25
Champaign 370 $27950 1.36
Urbana 370 $27950 1.36
Danville 130 $24520 1.7
Decatur 190 $28750 1.41
Peoria 680 $28290 1.41
Rockford 530 $27630 1.31
Kankakee 160 $26790 1.4
Springfield 500 $26380 1.69

Indiana

     
Fort Wayne 650 $27910 1.13
Bloomington 220 $27870 1.21
Indianapolis 3050 $30140 1.12
Carmel 3050 $30140 1.12
Anderson 3050 $30140 1.12
Columbus 100 $27700 0.71
Elkhart 220 $27120 0.64
Goshen 220 $27120 0.64
Kokomo 130 $27770 1.26
Lafayette 230 $27970 0.92
West Lafayette 230 $27970 0.92
Michigan City 140 $28600 1.23
La Porte 140 $28600 1.23
Muncie 280 $26250 2.37
Terre Haute 260 $27280 1.43

Iowa

     
Ames 130 $28580 1.08
Iowa City 330 $35310 1.34
Cedar Rapids 390 $29520 1
Des Moines 810 $29510 0.85
West Des Moines 810 $29510 0.85
Dubuque 160 $27640 1.02
Waterloo 280 $28570 1.13
Cedar Falls 280 $28570 1.13

Kansas

     
Lawrence 190 $29000 1.39
Manhattan 140 $26580 1.31
Topeka 280 $29110 0.92
Wichita 890 $26440 1.1

Kentucky

     
Bowling Green 290 $25660 1.5
Elizabethtown 190 $30580 1.33
Fort Knox 190 $30580 1.33
Owensboro 160 $24750 1.19
Lexington 880 $28930 1.21
Fayette 880 $28930 1.21

Louisiana

     
Alexandria 270 $27980 1.59
Baton Rouge 880 $29760 0.82
Hammond 210 $30510 1.82
Houma 210 $29560 0.77
Thibodaux 210 $29560 0.77
Lafayette 620 $29230 1.03
Lake Charles 210 $27750 0.78
Monroe 280 $28760 1.33
New Orleans 1600 $29600 1.05
Metairie 1600 $29600 1.05
Shreveport 630 $30220 1.26
Bossier City 630 $30220 1.26

Maine

     
Lewiston 100 $25680 0.75
Auburn 100 $25680 0.75
Portland 640 $30620 1.18
South Portland 640 $30620 1.18
Bangor 180 $28370 1

Maryland

     
Baltimore 3380 $30550 0.94
Columbia 3380 $30550 0.94
Towson 3380 $30550 0.94
California 130 $26400 1.05
Lexington Park 130 $26400 1.05

Massachusetts

     
Leominster 180 $27960 1.32
Gardner 180 $27960 1.32
New Bedford 190 $26240 1.1
Pittsfield 80 $31550 0.75
Barnstable Town 240 $28670 0.85

Michigan

     
Ann Arbor 440 $30970 0.76
Battle Creek 130 $26840 0.88
Bay City 110 $27220 1.17
Flint 750 $24660 2.04
Grand Rapids 1000 $30820 0.7
Wyoming 1000 $30820 0.7
Jackson 130 $32770 0.8
Detroit 4920 $30490 0.94
Warren 4920 $30490 0.94
Dearborn 4920 $30490 0.94
Saginaw 230 $29490 1.02
Lansing 290 $30120 0.51
East Lansing 290 $30120 0.51
Kalamazoo 350 $29910 0.93
Portage 350 $29910 0.93
Midland 130 $24110 1.36
Monroe 110 $31590 1.05
Muskegon 180 $32190 1.03
Niles 140 $29130 0.82
Benton Harbor 140 $29130 0.82

Minnesota

     
Rochester 610 $34720 1.99
St. Cloud 270 $32390 0.99
Mankato 120 $33760 0.87
North Mankato 120 $33760 0.87

Mississippi

     
Gulfport 470 $31070 1.16
Biloxi 470 $31070 1.16
Pascagoula 470 $31070 1.16
Hattiesburg 250 $27930 1.55
Jackson 700 $27690 0.97

Missouri

     
Jefferson City 0 $25790 0
Columbia 250 $29190 1.02
Joplin 260 $27280 1.22
Springfield 920 $23700 1.7

Montana

     
Great Falls 100 $32190 0.98
Billings 240 $33320 1.03
Missoula 150 $32840 0.94

Nebraska

     
Grand Island 120 $28700 1.03
Lincoln 400 $25450 0.84

Nevada

     
Carson City 60 $35020 0.78
Reno 510 $33490 0.91
Las Vegas 2400 $32990 0.96
Henderson 2400 $32990 0.96
Paradise 2400 $32990 0.96

New Hampshire

     
Manchester 240 $30300 0.8

New Jersey

     
Atlantic City 260 $29820 0.74
Hammonton 260 $29820 0.74
Ocean City 0 $32480 0
Trenton 430 $25220 0.7
Vineland 140 $24630 0.83
Bridgeton 140 $24630 0.83

New Mexico

     
Albuquerque 1580 $30950 1.54
Farmington 120 $30520 0.84
Las Cruces 150 $29150 0.76
Santa Fe 150 $33430 0.9

New York

     
Albany 1080 $30880 0.9
Schenectady 1080 $30880 0.9
Troy 1080 $30880 0.9
Glens Falls 90 $29080 0.63
Ithaca 50 $31430 0.38
Buffalo 1520 $27890 1.02
Cheektowaga 1520 $27890 1.02
Niagara Falls 1520 $27890 1.02
Binghamton 220 $26640 0.79
Elmira 90 $26550 0.92
Kingston 100 $32460 0.6
Rochester 1020 $26920 0.73
Syracuse 610 $26790 0.74
Utica 290 $27050 0.88
Rome 290 $27050 0.88
Watertown 110 $32590 0.93
Fort Drum 110 $32590 0.93

North Carolina

     
Asheville 640 $30980 1.28
Fayetteville 380 $30650 1.1
Goldsboro 120 $26560 1.08
Greensboro 860 $27430 0.89
High Point 860 $27430 0.89
Greenville 290 $31440 1.41
Hickory 500 $26960 1.24
Lenoir 500 $26960 1.24
Morganton 500 $26960 1.24
Jacksonville 170 $25120 1.38
Burlington 190 $34580 1.2
Durham 980 $31950 1.24
Chapel Hill 980 $31950 1.24
Raleigh 1500 $26970 0.97
Rocky Mount 140 $25960 0.95
New Bern 160 $27080 1.35
Wilmington 370 $25630 1.1
Winston 910 $30600 1.28
Salem 910 $30600 1.28

North Dakota

     
Bismarck 160 $36890 0.79

Ohio

     
Akron 980 $29540 1.1
Canton 680 $25670 1.49
Massillon 680 $25670 1.49
Cleveland 2700 $28720 0.96
Elyria 2700 $28720 0.96
Columbus 2290 $28630 0.83
Dayton 1330 $28430 1.32
Lima 150 $28540 1.09
Mansfield 150 $23540 1.08
Springfield 170 $25080 1.26
Toledo 830 $24490 1.02

Oklahoma

     
Lawton 160 $30030 1.35
Oklahoma City 2500 $30950 1.49
Tulsa 1190 $25990 1

Oregon

     
Albany 120 $34360 1.02
Grants Pass 110 $34080 1.68
Bend 220 $37500 1.16
Redmond 220 $37500 1.16
Corvallis 110 $36360 1.13
Eugene 350 $36390 0.86
Salem 340 $36860 0.8
Medford 230 $37410 1.04

Pennsylvania

     
Altoona 110 $27280 0.68
Gettysburg 0 $29370 0
Harrisburg 690 $29140 0.8
Carlisle 690 $29140 0.8
Bloomsburg 170 $28980 1.44
Berwick 170 $28980 1.44
Johnstown 160 $29360 1.09
Chambersburg 120 $29280 0.79
Waynesboro 120 $29280 0.79
East Stroudsburg 140 $25740 0.9
Erie 260 $28700 0.75
Pittsburgh 2690 $27790 0.86
Reading 450 $25020 0.97
Lancaster 540 $28580 0.84
Lebanon 120 $27570 0.92
Scranton 930 $27340 1.32
Wilkes 930 $27340 1.32
Barre 930 $27340 1.32
Hazleton 930 $27340 1.32
State College 80 $27580 0.43
Williamsport 80 $27570 0.53
York 360 $27880 0.73
Hanover 360 $27880 0.73

Puerto Rico

     
Aguadilla 470 $17860 3.97
Isabela 470 $17860 3.97
Arecibo 0 $18620 0
Guayama 70 $18850 2.17
Ponce 520 $19180 2.96
Mayag�ez 140 $18530 1.68
San Germ�n 200 $19180 4.07
San Juan 3090 $22980 1.66
Carolina 3090 $22980 1.66
Caguas 3090 $22980 1.66

South Carolina

     
Florence 380 $28530 1.66
Greenville 940 $29040 0.89
Anderson 940 $29040 0.89
Mauldin 940 $29040 0.89
Hilton Head Island 280 $36490 1.45
Bluffton 280 $36490 1.45
Beaufort 280 $36490 1.45
Charleston 1290 $29810 1.47
North Charleston 1290 $29810 1.47
Columbia 930 $31300 0.93
Spartanburg 480 $27760 1.26
Sumter 120 $27390 1.23

South Dakota

     
Rapid City 180 $33140 1.03
Sioux Falls 500 $29470 1.23

Tennessee

     
Jackson 180 $26140 1.08
Johnson City 420 $26080 1.99
Cleveland 250 $27460 2.02
Knoxville 1300 $27730 1.27
Morristown 240 $26450 2.12
Nashville 3830 $29310 1.57
Davidson 3830 $29310 1.57
Murfreesboro 3830 $29310 1.57
Franklin 3830 $29310 1.57

Texas

     
Abilene 210 $29570 1.16
Amarillo 340 $33690 1.09
Austin 2170 $31160 0.85
Round Rock 2170 $31160 0.85
Houston 8390 $34200 1.04
The Woodlands 8390 $34200 1.04
Sugar Land 8390 $34200 1.04
Beaumont 650 $33960 1.43
Port Arthur 650 $33960 1.43
Brownsville 370 $31120 1
Harlingen 370 $31120 1
College Station 180 $30230 0.64
Bryan 180 $30230 0.64
Corpus Christi 770 $30060 1.47
Dallas 8470 $32490 0.93
Fort Worth 8470 $32490 0.93
Arlington 8470 $32490 0.93
El Paso 980 $29380 1.23
San Angelo 140 $31640 1.06
San Antonio 2590 $33310 0.99
New Braunfels 2590 $33310 0.99
Laredo 200 $29300 0.76
Longview 250 $29350 0.94
Lubbock 370 $29460 0.99
McAllen 780 $29260 1.17
Edinburg 780 $29260 1.17
Mission 780 $29260 1.17
Midland 160 $34610 0.63
Killeen 530 $33360 1.45
Temple 530 $33360 1.45
Odessa 150 $33870 0.72
Sherman 190 $28350 1.56
Denison 190 $28350 1.56
Tyler 370 $28070 1.38
Victoria 160 $33910 1.36
Waco 240 $32360 0.79
Wichita Falls 180 $31780 1.16

Utah

     
Provo 550 $31630 0.98
Orem 550 $31630 0.98
St. George 180 $32730 1.16
Salt Lake City 1910 $34780 1.06
Ogden 590 $34210 0.92
Clearfield 590 $34210 0.92

Vermont

     
Burlington 190 $36090 0.57
South Burlington 190 $36090 0.57

Virginia

     
Blacksburg 170 $24090 0.92
Christiansburg 170 $24090 0.92
Radford 170 $24090 0.92
Harrisonburg 130 $29020 0.78
Charlottesville 260 $31420 0.88
Richmond 1850 $28680 1.09
Roanoke 440 $28860 1.04
Lynchburg 270 $28100 1.01
Staunton 160 $27590 1.23
Waynesboro 160 $27590 1.23

Washington

     
Bremerton 200 $43280 0.9
Silverdale 200 $43280 0.9
Bellingham 190 $41410 0.86
Longview 120 $41660 1.23
Mount Vernon 90 $42270 0.72
Anacortes 90 $42270 0.72
Kennewick 220 $38080 0.78
Richland 220 $38080 0.78
Olympia 270 $42500 0.96
Tumwater 270 $42500 0.96
Seattle 4190 $42370 0.84
Tacoma 4190 $42370 0.84
Bellevue 4190 $42370 0.84
Spokane 600 $40210 0.99
Spokane Valley 600 $40210 0.99
Walla Walla 50 $42570 0.78
Wenatchee 140 $36660 1.17
Yakima 300 $36020 1.27

West Virginia

     
Beckley 240 $26980 1.99
Charleston 420 $25510 1.31
Parkersburg 140 $22470 1.25
Vienna 140 $22470 1.25
Morgantown 270 $27300 1.53

Wisconsin

     
Appleton 190 $29770 0.58
Fond du Lac 140 $32190 1.08
Green Bay 400 $29250 0.86
Janesville 150 $29020 0.87
Beloit 150 $29020 0.87
Eau Claire 190 $28630 0.85
Oshkosh 210 $27040 0.85
Neenah 210 $27040 0.85
Racine 220 $27670 1.08
Madison 910 $31940 0.89
Milwaukee 2390 $31440 1.04
Waukesha 2390 $31440 1.04
West Allis 2390 $31440 1.04
Sheboygan 100 $30100 0.6
Wausau 240 $27690 1.28

Wyoming

     
Casper 80 $34410 0.64
Cheyenne 140 $35830 1.08
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Most Popular Industries (as of 2008) for:
Pharmacy Technicians

Industries representing at least 1% of total jobs for the occupation.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Industry Jobs Percent Salary
(2008)
Hospital 56,520 39% $31,270
Department And General Stores 35,250 24% $25,350
Grocery Stores 20,120 13% $28,410
Medical Office 7,310 5% $32,110
Government 6,980 4% $36,590
Non-store Retailers 4,350 3% $27,490
Non-durable Goods Wholesale 3,790 2% $28,190
Office Services And Staffing 3,760 2% $30,390
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Unitek College
Concord

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

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
Intercoast Colleges
Elk Grove, Fairfield

Get your career started with Intercoast Colleges.

  • Programs: Pharmacy Technician
  • Degrees: Certificate
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
UEI College
Bakersfield, El Monte, Encino, Fresno, Gardena, Riverside, 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

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
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Pharmacy Technician Schools by State

We have some additional detailed pages at the state level for Pharmacy Technicians.

Numbers in parentheses are counts of relevant campus-based schools in the state; online schools may also be available.

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