Pharmacy
Pharmacy Technician

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Salary: $20,639 - $29,900
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Hourly: $10.78 - $15.6
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Outlook: 4 Stars
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Length of Training: up to 2 years
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Length of Training
Pharmacy technology programs teach the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare, distribute, label and package drugs, and to keep accurate records. Formalized education programs range from an eight-month certificate to a two-year Associate’s degree, which is usually obtained through a community college. Some pharmacy technicians learn their skills on the job, but they must pass the certification exam within one year of beginning their work.

Licensure/Certification

Pharmacy Technicians are required to pass the Pharmacy Technician Certifcation Board (PTCB) test in Texas.


Educational Programs
University or College City Degree*
Alvin Community College Alvin C
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Amarillo College Amarillo C
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Angelina College Lufkin C
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Austin Community College Austin C
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Cisco College Cisco C
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Coastal Bend College Beeville C,A
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College of the Mainland Texas City C
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Del Mar College Corpus Christi C,A
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El Paso Community College District El Paso C,A
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Houston Community College System (HCCS) Houston C
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Lamar State College-Orange (TSUS) Orange C
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Lone Star College System: North Harris Campus Houston C,A
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Lone Star College System: Tomball Campus Tomball C
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Navarro College Corsicana A
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Northwest Vista College (ACCD) San Antonio C
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Richland College (DCCCD) Dallas C
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San Antonio College (ACCD) San Antonio C
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San Jacinto College: North Campus Houston C
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San Jacinto College: South Campus Houston C
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South Texas College McAllen C,A
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Tarrant County College: Trinity River East Campus Fort Worth C
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Texas State Technical College-Waco (TSTC) Waco C
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Vernon College Vernon C
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Victoria College Victoria C
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*D- Doctorate  M-Masters  B-Bachelor  A-Associates  C-Certificate