Pharmacy Technician in California

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Schools Offering Pharmacy Technician Training Programs in California


Each year, approximately 0.5% of California graduates receive certificates in pharmacy technician training. In other words, every year an estimated 4,728 pharmacy technicians graduate from California's 86 pharmacy technician schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in California that has a pharmacy technician program is American Career College. American Career College, which was ranked 60th in the country in 2010, is located in Los Angeles. In 2010, American Career College graduated 301 students from its pharmacy technician program.

The second-ranked school in California with a pharmacy technician program is American Career College, which is located in Anaheim. In 2010, it was ranked 60th nationwide. In 2010, American Career College graduated 257 students from its pharmacy technician program.

The third-ranked school in California that has a pharmacy technician program is TechSkills of Sacramento. TechSkills of Sacramento, which was ranked 62nd in the country in 2010, is located in Sacramento. In 2010, TechSkills of Sacramento graduated 27 students from its pharmacy technician programs. TechSkills of Sacramento charged in-state students $0 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of California's pharmacy technician schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $3,003 per year, though tuition can range from $16,853 per year to $644 per year. The California pharmacy technician schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Everest College-Reseda - located in Reseda, students are charged $16,853 per year
  2. Everest College-Gardena - located in Gardena, students are charged $15,660 per year
  3. Everest College-Ontario - located in Ontario, students are charged $15,404 per year

The lowest tuition rates at California pharmacy technician schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Cosumnes River College - located in Sacramento, students are charged $644 per year
  2. Santa Ana College - located in Santa Ana, students are charged $658 per year
  3. West Los Angeles College - located in Culver City, students are charged $700 per year

A pharmacy technician certificate from a California school... what next?

A large number of California pharmacy technician graduates become pharmacy technicians. 29,270 pharmacy technicians were working in California in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of California pharmacy technicians:

  1. Los Angeles County - 6,510 pharmacy technicians
  2. Riverside County - 3,190 pharmacy technicians
  3. Orange County - 3,070 pharmacy technicians

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of pharmacy technicians in California will grow by 28%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 35,700 pharmacy technicians working in California.

Salary

On average, pharmacy technicians earn $37,280 per year. In 2010, however, some California pharmacy technicians earned as little as less than $19,750 per year or as much as more than $59,060 per year. The following counties in California have the highest average salaries for pharmacy technicians:

  1. San Benito County - $41,940 per year
  2. Alameda County - $41,110 per year
  3. Santa Cruz County - $40,510 per year

A pharmacy technician in the following counties in California make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Colusa County - $33,490 per year
  2. Fresno County - $33,770 per year
  3. Imperial County - $34,410 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in pharmacy technician training in California and to compare salaries with various related fields such as health science or physician assisting, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,942 miles from location Unitek College Fremont CA n/a n/a n/a
7,962 miles from location City College of San Francisco San Francisco CA 19.5231 n/a 32,950
7,808 miles from location Santa Ana College Santa Ana CA 15.7905 n/a 31,073
7,957 miles from location Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa CA 19.5812 n/a 25,877
7,817 miles from location Cerritos College Norwalk CA 14.3203 n/a 21,776
7,783 miles from location Chaffey College Alta Loma CA 13.8744 n/a 21,399
7,954 miles from location Foothill College Los Altos CA 21.5152 n/a 18,293
7,891 miles from location Cosumnes River College Sacramento CA 12.3879 n/a 15,946
7,770 miles from location San Bernardino Valley College San Bernardino CA 10.4241 n/a 14,916
7,831 miles from location West Los Angeles College Culver City CA 11.1589 n/a 11,866
7,921 miles from location Allan Hancock College Santa Maria CA 16.6722 n/a 11,070
7,822 miles from location United Education Institute-Huntington Park Campus Huntington Park CA 29.7483 72% 9,540
7,824 miles from location ICDC College Los Angeles CA 27.8274 n/a 2,892
7,811 miles from location American Career College Anaheim CA 39.5711 100% 1,808
7,824 miles from location American Career College Los Angeles CA 40.4545 100% 1,764
7,947 miles from location Heald College-Hayward Hayward CA 13.8368 n/a 1,660
7,891 miles from location Charles A. Jones Skills and Business Education Center Sacramento CA 33.6513 n/a 1,618
7,887 miles from location Carrington College California-Sacramento Sacramento CA 30.7306 77% 1,537
7,796 miles from location Pomona Unified School District Adult and Career Education Pomona CA 31.4235 n/a 1,463
7,846 miles from location Heald College-Fresno Fresno CA 16.818 n/a 1,430
7,933 miles from location Heald College-Concord Concord CA 18.4807 n/a 1,371
7,810 miles from location Everest College-City of Industry La Puente CA 32.6342 98% 1,310
7,941 miles from location Heald College-San Jose Milpitas CA 18.2292 n/a 1,273
7,826 miles from location Charter College Canyon Country CA 21.1219 n/a 1,269
7,836 miles from location San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia Visalia CA 23.4766 n/a 1,252
7,782 miles from location Kaplan College-Vista Vista CA 28.6897 n/a 1,235
7,842 miles from location Institute of Technology Inc Clovis CA 25.1382 n/a 1,182
7,785 miles from location American Career College Ontario CA 36.673 100% 1,115
7,834 miles from location Everest College-Reseda Reseda CA 35.592 100% 1,090
7,958 miles from location Heald College-San Francisco San Francisco CA 17.7664 n/a 1,083
7,784 miles from location Everest College-Ontario Ontario CA 29.6854 100% 1,038
7,939 miles from location Carrington College California-San Jose San Jose CA 31.6955 72% 1,016
7,827 miles from location Everest College-Gardena Gardena CA 27.4656 100% 962
7,770 miles from location Four-D College Colton CA 24.1494 n/a 956
7,805 miles from location Baldwin Park Adult & Community Education Baldwin Park CA 0.632715 n/a 948
7,785 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Chula Vista CA 25.1547 n/a 896
7,946 miles from location Carrington College California-San Leandro San Leandro CA 29.9223 73% 893
7,839 miles from location San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield Bakersfield CA 21.5469 n/a 877
7,845 miles from location San Joaquin Valley College-Fresno Fresno CA 20.4501 n/a 870
7,820 miles from location Career Colleges of America South Gate CA 30.4078 n/a 848
7,775 miles from location Kaplan College-Riverside Riverside CA 25.6138 n/a 846
7,880 miles from location Carrington College California-Citrus Heights Citrus Heights CA 32.5381 72% 815
7,804 miles from location University of Antelope Valley Lancaster CA 28.4996 n/a 792
7,816 miles from location Everest College-Alhambra Alhambra CA 31.0435 100% 737
7,839 miles from location Santa Barbara Business College Bakersfield CA 20.3916 100% 737
7,830 miles from location Everest College-West Los Angeles Los Angeles CA 27.9148 87% 729
7,809 miles from location Career Networks Institute Orange CA 27.0637 n/a 712
7,884 miles from location Anthem College-Sacramento Sacramento CA 26.5612 n/a 652
7,731 miles from location Kaplan College-Palm Springs Palm Springs CA 25.0295 n/a 643
7,958 miles from location Everest College-San Francisco San Francisco CA 26.4585 100% 627
7,937 miles from location Carrington College California-Pleasant Hill Pleasant Hill CA 33.2966 77% 615
7,784 miles from location San Joaquin Valley College-Rancho Cucamonga Rancho Cucamonga CA 24.0073 n/a 608
7,922 miles from location Carrington College California-Antioch Antioch CA 31.8615 80% 586
7,898 miles from location Carrington College California-Stockton Stockton CA 31.1781 64% 566
7,893 miles from location San Joaquin Valley College-Modesto Campus Salida CA 25.7472 n/a 525
7,871 miles from location Santa Barbara Business College Ventura CA 16.6435 100% 442
7,844 miles from location MCed Career College Fresno CA 31.2439 100% 438
7,775 miles from location Newbridge College-San Diego East El Cajon CA 28.5626 100% 416
7,934 miles from location Mt Diablo Adult Education Concord CA 28.0536 n/a 391
7,881 miles from location San Joaquin Valley College-Rancho Cordova Rancho Cordova CA 19.5685 n/a 356
7,951 miles from location Carrington College California-Emeryville Emeryville CA 25.642 77% 353
7,878 miles from location National Career Education Rancho Cordova CA 13.4411 n/a 326
7,922 miles from location Santa Barbara Business College Santa Maria CA 27.5213 100% 293
7,830 miles from location Everest College-Torrance Torrance CA 29.895 100% 272
7,717 miles from location Milan Institute Indio CA 22.6306 n/a 269
7,947 miles from location Central Coast College Salinas CA 36.2472 100% 260
7,824 miles from location Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science Los Angeles CA 18.8983 n/a 256
7,944 miles from location BioHealth College San Jose CA n/a n/a 248
7,828 miles from location Los Angeles ORT College Los Angeles CA 24.8282 n/a 234
0 miles from location San Joaquin Valley College_Hesperia Hesperia CA n/a n/a 233
7,838 miles from location Valley College of Medical Careers Canoga Park CA 33.5575 n/a 173
7,805 miles from location North-West College-West Covina West Covina CA 34.7522 100% 162
7,781 miles from location North-West College-Riverside Riverside CA 35.3711 100% 159
7,773 miles from location Intercoast Colleges Riverside CA 19.6938 n/a 157
7,820 miles from location North-West College-Glendale Glendale CA 37.9687 100% 126
7,871 miles from location Ventura Adult and Continuing Education Ventura CA 32.1508 n/a 126
7,827 miles from location Intercoast Colleges Carson CA 20.8817 n/a 118
7,823 miles from location American University of Health Sciences Long Beach CA 27.9021 n/a 112
7,888 miles from location TechSkills of Sacramento Sacramento CA 38.0086 100% 109
7,805 miles from location Intercoast Colleges West Covina CA 23.2576 n/a 97
7,794 miles from location North-West College-Pomona Pomona CA 34.1666 100% 78
7,830 miles from location Los Angeles ORT College-Van Nuys Campus Van Nuys CA 34.7486 n/a 76
7,814 miles from location North-West College-Pasadena Pasadena CA 34.1192 100% 56
7,830 miles from location Adelante Career Institute Panorama City CA 25.9585 n/a 53
7,920 miles from location Blake Austin College Vacaville CA 33.0436 100% 51
7,783 miles from location American College of Healthcare Riverside CA 12.242 100% 43
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Pharmacy Technicians + 29,270 $37,280 32.2%
2
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