Pharmacy Technician in Arizona

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Schools Offering Pharmacy Technician Training Programs in Arizona

Around 0.4% of Arizona's graduates graduate from pharmacy technician training certificate programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 791 pharmacy technicians graduate from Arizona's 20 pharmacy technician schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Arizona with a pharmacy technician program is University of Phoenix-Online Campus, which is located in Phoenix. In 2010, it was ranked 49th nationwide. 278 students graduated with a certificate in pharmacy technician from University of Phoenix-Online Campus in 2010. University of Phoenix-Online Campus charged in-state students $11,520 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Arizona that has a pharmacy technician program is Carrington College-Phoenix. Carrington College-Phoenix, which was ranked 68th in the country in 2010, is located in Phoenix. In 2010, 98 students graduated from Carrington College-Phoenix pharmacy technician program.

Pima Medical Institute, which is located in Mesa, is the third-ranked school in Arizona that has a pharmacy technician program. It received a ranking of 72nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Pima Medical Institute graduated 84 students from its pharmacy technician programs. Students at Pima Medical Institute paid $0 per year in tuition fees.


If you choose to attend a Arizona pharmacy technician school, average tuition will be $2,086 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,412 per year to $13,525 per year. The Arizona pharmacy technician schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Arizona College of Allied Health - located in Glendale, students are charged $13,525 per year
  2. University of Phoenix-Online Campus - located in Phoenix, students are charged $11,520 per year
  3. Mohave Community College - located in Kingman, students are charged $2,310 per year

The pharmacy technician schools in Arizona that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Pima Community College - located in Tucson, students are charged $1,412 per year
  2. Yavapai College - located in Prescott, students are charged $1,488 per year
  3. Eastern Arizona College - located in Thatcher, students are charged $1,520 per year

A pharmacy technician certificate from an Arizona school... what next?

The highest percentage of pharmacy technician graduates in Arizona pursue careers as a pharmacy technician. Arizona had 7,020 pharmacy technicians in 2010. The largest populations of Arizona pharmacy technicians are working in the following counties:

  1. Maricopa County - 4,480 pharmacy technicians
  2. Pima County - 1,480 pharmacy technicians
  3. Yavapai County - 190 pharmacy technicians

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of pharmacy technicians is expected to grow by 32% by 2018. There are projected to be 10,170 pharmacy technicians working in the Arizona then.


A pharmacy technician in Arizona makes an average of $30,680 per year. However, Arizona pharmacy technicians earned anywhere in the range from as less than $19,710 per year to more than $44,170 per year in 2010. On average a pharmacy technician earns the most in the following Arizona counties:

  1. Coconino County - $33,260 per year
  2. Apache County - $31,090 per year
  3. Maricopa County - $30,850 per year

The Arizona counties with the lowest average salary for pharmacy technicians are:

  1. Mohave County - $27,370 per year
  2. Yuma County - $29,140 per year
  3. Cochise County - $29,700 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Arizona statistics regarding a career in pharmacy technician training and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as health science or physician assisting.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Pharmacy Technician Training in Arizona
  • Certificate in Pharmacy Technician Training in Arizona

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,477 miles from location Carrington College-Mesa Mesa AZ n/a n/a n/a
7,444 miles from location Carrington College-Tucson Tucson AZ n/a n/a n/a
7,488 miles from location Sanford-Brown College Phoenix AZ n/a n/a n/a
7,486 miles from location University of Phoenix-Online Campus Phoenix AZ 50.5302 n/a 291,070
7,445 miles from location Pima Community College Tucson AZ 14.0724 n/a 35,880
7,493 miles from location Yavapai College Prescott AZ 14.9939 n/a 8,276
7,366 miles from location Eastern Arizona College Thatcher AZ 16.7279 n/a 7,241
7,473 miles from location Central Arizona College Coolidge AZ 21.3758 n/a 6,795
7,568 miles from location Mohave Community College Kingman AZ 10.6222 n/a 6,702
7,490 miles from location Carrington College-Phoenix Phoenix AZ 32.4784 100% 5,844
7,488 miles from location South Mountain Community College Phoenix AZ 9.12971 n/a 5,444
7,492 miles from location Brookline College Phoenix AZ 18.1688 n/a 1,313
7,478 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Mesa AZ 27.6782 n/a 1,274
7,441 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Tucson AZ 26.4718 n/a 1,198
7,492 miles from location Arizona College of Allied Health Glendale AZ 27.4798 n/a 740
7,489 miles from location Kaplan College Phoenix AZ 20.956 n/a 690
7,489 miles from location The Bryman School of Arizona Phoenix AZ 22.6068 n/a 643
7,439 miles from location Brookline College Tucson AZ 21.2246 n/a 638
7,436 miles from location Tucson College Tucson AZ 18.155 n/a 473
7,474 miles from location Brookline College Tempe AZ 23.1069 n/a 379

Curious what studying Pharmacy Technician gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Arizona

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Pharmacy Technicians + 7,020 $30,680 24.2%
Pharmacy Aides + 180 $21,930 -53.8%

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