Pharmacy Technician in Missouri

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Schools Offering Pharmacy Technician Training Programs in Missouri


Each year, approximately 0.2% of Missouri graduates receive certificates in pharmacy technician training. Thus, Missouri's 14 pharmacy technician schools put out approximately 352 pharmacy technicians each year.

Top Schools

Midwest Institute, which is located in Saint Louis, is the top-ranked school in Missouri that has a pharmacy technician program. It received a ranking of 61st in the country in 2010. In 2010, 13 students graduated from Midwest Institute's pharmacy technician program.

Franklin Technology-MSSU, which is located in Joplin, is the second-ranked school in Missouri that has a pharmacy technician program. It received a ranking of 68th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 8 students graduated from Franklin Technology-MSSU pharmacy technician program.

St. Louis College of Health Careers, which is located in Saint Louis, is the third-ranked school in Missouri that has a pharmacy technician program. It received a ranking of 71st in the country in 2010. 127 students graduated with certificate in pharmacy technician from St. Louis College of Health Careers in 2010. The tuition rate at St. Louis College of Health Careers was $14,885 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Missouri's pharmacy technician schools ranges from $14,885 per year to $1,920 per year. But, the average tuition is $6,161 per year. In 2010, the following Missouri pharmacy technician schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. St. Louis College of Health Careers - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $14,885 per year
  2. National American University-Independence - located in Independence, students are charged $12,565 per year
  3. National American University-Zona Rosa - located in Kansas City, students are charged $12,565 per year

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

  1. Crowder College - located in Neosho, students are charged $1,920 per year
  2. North Central Missouri College - located in Trenton, students are charged $2,550 per year
  3. Vatterott College - located in Kansas City, students are charged $11,744 per year

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

A large number of Missouri pharmacy technician graduates become pharmacy technicians. Missouri had 9,440 pharmacy technicians in 2010. The largest populations of Missouri pharmacy technicians are working in the following counties:

  1. Bond County - 4,540 pharmacy technicians
  2. Franklin County - 2,740 pharmacy technicians
  3. Butler County - 610 pharmacy technicians

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 13,360 pharmacy technicians will be working in Missouri state. This would require the number of pharmacy technicians to grow by 26%.

Salary

A pharmacy technician in Missouri earns $26,140 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. pharmacy technicians in Missouri had varying salaries from $16,040 to $39,130 per year in 2010. On average a pharmacy technician earns the most in the following Missouri counties:

  1. Franklin County - $27,700 per year
  2. Bond County - $27,580 per year
  3. Doniphan County - $27,390 per year

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

  1. Alexander County - $20,650 per year
  2. Barry County - $22,440 per year
  3. Jasper County - $23,470 per year

More Information

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Pharmacy Technicians 9,440 $26,140 18.0%
2
Pharmacy Aides 480 $26,140 -42.9%
 

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