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Fast Facts for Pharmacy Technicians in Ohio

Pharmacy technician schools in Ohio prepare students for a fast-paced career in this industry. Although pharmacy technicians reside in all areas of Ohio, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the following employment figures for these regions of the state in 2013:

  • West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area: 540

  • Toledo: 750

  • Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area: 820

  • Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor: 2,830

  • Akron: 820

  • Mansfield: 120

  • Lima: 130

  • Columbus: 2,090

  • Springfield: 160

  • Dayton: 1,260

  • Cincinnati-Middletown: 2,550

  • Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area: 620

  • Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area: 450

  • Canton-Massillon: 640

Projections Central predicts that job openings for pharmacy technicians could increase by as much as 16.6 percent during the decade leading up to 2022. If that prediction comes true, the state of Ohio will add an average of 380 jobs for pharmacy technicians in the state each year.

Ohio Pharmacy Technician Schools

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More Ohio Pharmacy Technician Schools

This 2013-2014 school year data comes from the National Center for Education Statistics.

School Name

Campus

Highest Award

Enrolled

Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center

Ashland

Certificate

74

Brown Mackie College

Akron

Bachelor's

694

Brown Mackie College

Cincinnati

Bachelor's

1045

Brown Mackie College

Findlay

Bachelor's

448

Brown Mackie College

North Canton

Bachelor's

563

Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County

Newark

Certificate

348

Choffin Career and Technical Center

Youngstown

Certificate

154

Cleveland Institute of Dental-Medical Assistants

Cleveland

Certificate

113

Cleveland Institute of Dental-Medical Assistants

Lyndhurst

Certificate

64

Cleveland Institute of Dental-Medical Assistants

Mentor

Certificate

135

Columbia County Career and Technical Center

Lisbon

Certificate

190

Cuyahoga Community College District

Cleveland

Associate

27,910

Daymar College

Jackson

Associate

77

Daymar College

New Boston

Associate

87

Delaware Area Career Center

Delaware

Certificate

68

Eastland-Fairland Career and Technical Schools

Groveport

Certificate

188

Altierus Career College

Gahanna

Certificate

334

Fortis College

Centerville

Bachelor's

2,802

Fortis College

Columbus

Associate

628

Four County Career Center

Archbold

Certificate

142

Heritage College

Columbus

Certificate

520

Kaplan Career Institute

Brooklyn

Associate

302

Kaplan College

Dayton

Associate

404

Lorain County Joint Vocational School District

Oberlin

Certificate

106

Mahoning County Career and Technical Center

Canfield

Certificate

96

MyComputerCareer.com

Columbus

Certificate

292

National College

Canton

Associate

89

National College

Cincinnati

Associate

137

National College

Columbus

Associate

99

National College

Dayton

Associate

167

National College

Stow

Associate

82

National College

Willoughby Hills

Associate

66

National College

Youngstown

Associate

130

O C Collins Career Center

Chesapeake

Certificate

407

Ohio Valley College of Technology

East Liverpool

Associate

183

Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational School District

Chillicothe

Certificate

374

Pike County Joint Vocational School District

Piketon

Certificate

83

Pioneer Career and Technology Center

Shelby

Certificate

35

Polaris Career Center

Middleburg Heights

Certificate

350

Remington College

Cleveland

Associate

438

Ross College

Sylvania

Associate

423

Ross Medical Education Center

Dayton

Certificate

94

Ross Medical Education Center

Niles

Certificate

151

Ross Medical Education Center

Ontario

Certificate

136

Sanford-Brown College

Columbus

Associate

31

Sanford-Brown College

Middleburg Heights

Associate

495

Scioto County Career Technical Center

Lucasville

Certificate

321

Sinclair Community College

Dayton

Associate

19,176

Southern State Community College

Hillsboro

Associate

2,431

Tri-County Adult Career Center

Nelsonville

Certificate

129

Trumbull Career & Technical Center

Warren

Certificate

230

Vantage Career Center

Van Wert

Certificate

62

Warren County Career Center

Lebanon

Certificate

392

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Pharmacy Technicians

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Metro Areas Rated for Salary and Popularity

Listed below are various regions in Ohio with their respective annual mean wages for pharmacy technicians in 2013, as well as employment figures per 1,000 residents. All data was gathered from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' May 2013 Occupational Employment and Wages data set:

Region

Employment per 1,000 Residents

Annual Mean Wage in 2013

Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor

2.81

$30,200

Lima

2.70

$29,460

Cincinnati-Middletown

2.56

$28,820

Dayton

3.41

$28,740

Akron

2.58

$28,380

Toledo

2.53

$28,230

Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area

3.98

$27,230

Springfield

3.42

$26,870

Columbus

2.22

$26,830

Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area

3.02

$26,800

Mansfield

2.52

$27,050

Canton-Massillon

3.88

$26,200

Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area

3.98

$25,790

West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area

2.33

$25,210

According to 2013 data, the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Lima, and Cincinnati-Middletown regions reported the highest paying jobs for pharmacy technicians in Ohio. Meanwhile, the regions with the most pharmacy technicians per 1,000 residents were as follows: Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, and Canton-Massillon.

Sources:

"Bureau of Labor Statistics," Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013," Pharmacy Technicians, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292052.htm

"Bureau of Labor Statistics," Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition," Pharmacy Technicians, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/pharmacy-technicians.htm#tab-1

"National Center for Education Statistics," College Navigator, http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?s=OH&p=51.0805&pg=1

"Projections Central," Long-Term Occupational Projections, http://projectionscentral.com/Projections/LongTerm

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More Ohio Pharmacy Technician Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Cleveland
Associate
24,563
Ada
Doctorate
3,603
Dayton
Associate
18,691
Hillsboro
Associate
2,436
Batavia
Associate
2,942
Blue Ash
Associate
4,257
Lima
Masters
3,312
Rio Grande
Masters
2,243
Toledo
Doctorate & First Professional
19,767

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Pharmacy Technicians

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

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. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Akron 1080 $29,540
Canton-Massillon 700 $26,800
Cleveland-Elyria 2870 $30,210
Columbus 2380 $30,040
Dayton 1270 $28,550
Lima 140 $29,630
Mansfield 160 $26,080
Springfield 140 $25,490
Toledo 1160 $28,320

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