Pharmacy Technician in Mississippi

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Schools Offering Pharmacy Technician Training Programs in Mississippi


Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Mississippi receive pharmacy technician training certificates every year. That means an estimated 36 pharmacy technicians graduate from Mississippi's 4 pharmacy technician schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Mississippi that has a pharmacy technician program is Virginia College-Biloxi. Virginia College-Biloxi, which was ranked 70th in the country in 2010, is located in Biloxi. 7 students graduated with a certificate in pharmacy technician from Virginia College-Biloxi in 2010. Virginia College-Biloxi charged in-state students $12,400 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Mississippi that has a pharmacy technician program is Hinds Community College. Hinds Community College, which was ranked 81st in the country in 2010, is located in Raymond. In 2010, 1 students graduated from Hinds Community College pharmacy technician program. The tuition rate at Hinds Community College was $2,060 per year.

Jones County Junior College, which is located in Ellisville, is the third-ranked school in Mississippi that has a pharmacy technician program. It received a ranking of 83rd in the country in 2010. 8 students graduated with certificate in pharmacy technician from Jones County Junior College in 2010. Students at Jones County Junior College paid $2,320 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Pharmacy technician schools in Mississippi, charge students an average tuition of $4,195 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $12,400 per year, or as little as $2,060 per year. The Mississippi pharmacy technician schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Virginia College-Biloxi - located in Biloxi, students are charged $12,400 per year
  2. Jones County Junior College - located in Ellisville, students are charged $2,320 per year
  3. Hinds Community College - located in Raymond, students are charged $2,060 per year

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

  1. Hinds Community College - located in Raymond, students are charged $2,060 per year
  2. Jones County Junior College - located in Ellisville, students are charged $2,320 per year
  3. Virginia College-Biloxi - located in Biloxi, students are charged $12,400 per year

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

A large number of Mississippi pharmacy technician graduates become pharmacy technicians. If you decide to work as a pharmacy technician in Mississippi, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 3,390 Mississippi pharmacy technicians as of 2010. The Mississippi counties with the largest populations of pharmacy technicians are:

  1. Copiah County - 710 pharmacy technicians
  2. Alcorn County - 660 pharmacy technicians
  3. Attala County - 450 pharmacy technicians

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of pharmacy technicians in Mississippi will grow by 31%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 3,660 pharmacy technicians working in Mississippi.

Salary

A pharmacy technician in Mississippi makes an average of $24,650 per year. In 2010, however, some Mississippi pharmacy technicians earned as little as less than $16,820 per year or as much as more than $39,550 per year. The following counties in Mississippi have the highest average salaries for pharmacy technicians:

  1. Hancock County - $27,360 per year
  2. Alcorn County - $25,410 per year
  3. Adams County - $25,160 per year

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

  1. Attala County - $23,520 per year
  2. Clarke County - $23,590 per year
  3. Forrest County - $24,150 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,249 miles from location Hinds Community College Raymond MS 19.3052 n/a 11,752
6,178 miles from location Jones County Junior College Ellisville MS 17.033 n/a 5,250
6,234 miles from location Virginia College-Jackson Jackson MS 8.62411 11% 958
6,161 miles from location Virginia College-Biloxi Biloxi MS 30.1094 100% 500
 

Curious what studying Pharmacy Technician gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Pharmacy Technicians + 3,390 $24,650 48.0%
2
Pharmacy Aides + 230 $19,500 -41.0%
 

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