Pharmacy Technician in Oregon

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Schools Offering Pharmacy Technician Training Programs in Oregon

Each year, roughly 0.3% of Oregon students graduate with certificates in pharmacy technician training. In other words, every year an estimated 235 pharmacy technicians graduate from Oregon's 7 pharmacy technician schools.

Top Schools

Carrington College-Portland, which is located in Portland, is the top-ranked school in Oregon that has a pharmacy technician program. It received a ranking of 68th in the country in 2010. 92 students graduated with a certificate in pharmacy technician from Carrington College-Portland in 2010.

The second-ranked school in Oregon that has a pharmacy technician program is Anthem College-Portland. Anthem College-Portland, which was ranked 72nd in the country in 2010, is located in Beaverton. In 2010, 63 students graduated from Anthem College-Portland pharmacy technician program.

The third-ranked school in Oregon that has a pharmacy technician program is Everest College-Portland. Everest College-Portland, which was ranked 83rd in the country in 2010, is located in Portland. In 2010, 24 students graduated from Everest College-Portland pharmacy technician program. The tuition rate at Everest College-Portland was $14,740 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Oregon's pharmacy technician schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $6,278 per year, though tuition can range from $14,740 per year to $3,234 per year. The Oregon pharmacy technician schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Everest College-Portland - located in Portland, students are charged $14,740 per year
  2. Heald College-LLC-Portland - located in Portland, students are charged $13,095 per year
  3. Pioneer Pacific College - located in Wilsonville, students are charged $11,023 per year

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

  1. Linn-Benton Community College - located in Albany, students are charged $3,234 per year
  2. Chemeketa Community College - located in Salem, students are charged $3,645 per year
  3. Southwestern Oregon Community College - located in Coos Bay, students are charged $4,485 per year

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

The highest percentage of pharmacy technician graduates in Oregon pursue careers as a pharmacy technician. Oregon had 4,580 pharmacy technicians in 2010. The largest populations of Oregon pharmacy technicians are working in the following counties:

  1. Clackamas County - 2,790 pharmacy technicians
  2. Lane County - 460 pharmacy technicians
  3. Marion County - 370 pharmacy technicians

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of pharmacy technicians in the state of Oregon will grow to 4,470. This would require a 14% growth in the profession.


On average, pharmacy technicians earn $34,080 per year. However, Oregon pharmacy technicians earned anywhere in the range from as less than $22,070 per year to more than $44,960 per year in 2010. The counties in Oregon with the highest average salary for a pharmacy technician are:

  1. Clackamas County - $35,530 per year
  2. Jackson County - $35,330 per year
  3. Benton County - $34,110 per year

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

  1. Baker County - $31,030 per year
  2. Clatsop County - $31,480 per year
  3. Lane County - $32,250 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,791 miles from location Chemeketa Community College Salem OR 10.9513 n/a 12,217
7,808 miles from location Linn-Benton Community College Albany OR 9.74119 n/a 6,512
7,895 miles from location Southwestern Oregon Community College Coos Bay OR 11.4399 n/a 2,206
7,761 miles from location Carrington College-Portland Portland OR 32.2652 100% 1,990
7,762 miles from location Everest College-Portland Portland OR 17.4904 70% 737
7,757 miles from location Heald College-LLC-Portland Portland OR 4.92089 n/a 733
7,769 miles from location Anthem College-Portland Beaverton OR 27.5128 n/a 567

Curious what studying Pharmacy Technician gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Pharmacy Technicians + 4,580 $34,080 48.2%
Pharmacy Aides + 280 $24,150

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