Pharmacy Technician in Illinois

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Schools Offering Pharmacy Technician Training Programs in Illinois


Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of Illinois receive pharmacy technician training certificates every year. In other words, every year an estimated 811 pharmacy technicians graduate from Illinois' 24 pharmacy technician schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Illinois that has a pharmacy technician program is Zarem Golde ORT Technical Institute. Zarem Golde ORT Technical Institute, which was ranked 64th in the country in 2010, is located in Skokie. In 2010, 14 students graduated from Zarem Golde ORT Technical Institute's pharmacy technician program.

Everest College-Skokie, which was ranked 72nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Illinois that has a pharmacy technician program. It is located in Skokie. In 2010, 39 students graduated from Everest College-Skokie pharmacy technician program.

The third-ranked school in Illinois with a pharmacy technician program is Everest College-Merrionette Park, which is located in Alsip. In 2010, it was ranked 75th nationwide. 116 students graduated with certificate in pharmacy technician from Everest College-Merrionette Park in 2010. Everest College-Merrionette Park charged in-state students $0 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Illinois' pharmacy technician schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $5,362 per year, though tuition can range from $20,980 per year to $2,690 per year. The Illinois pharmacy technician schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Northwestern College - located in Chicago, students are charged $20,980 per year
  2. Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus - located in Bridgeview, students are charged $20,900 per year
  3. Robert Morris University Illinois - located in Chicago, students are charged $20,100 per year

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

  1. Richland Community College - located in Decatur, students are charged $2,690 per year
  2. Oakton Community College - located in Des Plaines, students are charged $2,750 per year
  3. Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Lincoln Trail College - located in Robinson, students are charged $2,772 per year

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

The highest percentage of pharmacy technician graduates in Illinois pursue careers as a pharmacy technician. In 2010, there were 15,340 pharmacy technicians working in Illinois. The Illinois counties with the largest populations of pharmacy technicians are:

  1. Cook County - 8,780 pharmacy technicians
  2. Lake County - 1,120 pharmacy technicians
  3. Marshall County - 760 pharmacy technicians

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of pharmacy technicians is expected to grow by 23% by 2018. There are projected to be 20,800 pharmacy technicians working in the Illinois then.

Salary

On average, pharmacy technicians earn $29,500 per year. However, Illinois pharmacy technicians earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,940 per year to more than $52,960 per year in 2010. The following counties in Illinois have the highest average salaries for pharmacy technicians:

  1. Champaign County - $31,500 per year
  2. Cook County - $31,030 per year
  3. Macon County - $30,890 per year

The following counties in Illinois have the lowest average salaries for pharmacy technicians:

  1. Marshall County - $25,400 per year
  2. Clark County - $25,700 per year
  3. Menard County - $27,040 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in pharmacy technician training in Illinois 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 Illinois
  • Certificate in Pharmacy Technician Training in Illinois

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,103 miles from location Citi College of Allied Health Chicago IL n/a n/a n/a
6,201 miles from location Midwest Technical Institute East Peoria IL n/a n/a n/a
6,125 miles from location College of DuPage Glen Ellyn IL 13.8242 n/a 27,083
6,130 miles from location Joliet Junior College Joliet IL 10.654 n/a 15,288
6,104 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College Chicago IL 7.0577 n/a 13,174
6,111 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College Chicago IL 8.94698 n/a 12,866
6,116 miles from location Oakton Community College Des Plaines IL 11.0092 n/a 12,087
6,107 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Chicago IL 7.92862 n/a 9,991
6,105 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College Chicago IL 7.66409 n/a 8,718
6,102 miles from location South Suburban College South Holland IL 10.1002 n/a 7,279
6,100 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Chicago IL 5.66937 n/a 4,777
6,103 miles from location Robert Morris University Illinois Chicago IL 24.0041 40% 4,619
6,170 miles from location Richland Community College Decatur IL 12.4452 n/a 3,595
6,103 miles from location Everest College-Chicago Chicago IL 24.5088 100% 1,995
6,106 miles from location Everest College-Merrionette Park Alsip IL 24.718 100% 1,522
6,178 miles from location Rasmussen College-Illinois Rockford IL 11.0663 n/a 1,353
6,100 miles from location Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Lincoln Trail College Robinson IL 19.6738 n/a 1,231
6,111 miles from location Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus Bridgeview IL 18.6599 74% 1,195
6,110 miles from location Everest College-Skokie Skokie IL 27.5125 100% 1,176
6,104 miles from location Coyne College Chicago IL 21.426 n/a 938
6,110 miles from location Northwestern College Chicago IL 14.8452 88% 935
6,203 miles from location Midwest Technical Institute Springfield IL 20.1596 n/a 903
6,175 miles from location Rockford Career College Rockford IL 19.2314 n/a 752
6,110 miles from location Zarem Golde ORT Technical Institute Skokie IL 35.8219 100% 524
 

Curious what studying Pharmacy Technician gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Pharmacy Technicians + 15,340 $29,500 6.5%
2
Pharmacy Aides + 2,330 $26,620 5.0%
 

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