Pharmacy Technician in South Dakota

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Schools Offering Pharmacy Technician Training Programs in South Dakota


Approximately 0.3% of graduates in of South Dakota receive pharmacy technician training certificates every year. In other words, every year an estimated 61 pharmacy technicians graduate from South Dakota's 3 pharmacy technician schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in South Dakota with a pharmacy technician program is Western Dakota Technical Institute, which is located in Rapid City. In 2010, it was ranked 78th nationwide. In 2010, 25 students graduated from Western Dakota Technical Institute's pharmacy technician program. Western Dakota Technical Institute charged in-state students $4,860 in tuition fees per year.

Southeast Technical Institute, which is located in Sioux Falls, is the second-ranked school in South Dakota that has a pharmacy technician program. It received a ranking of 80th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Southeast Technical Institute graduated 22 students from its pharmacy technician program. The tuition rate at Southeast Technical Institute was $3,606 per year.

The third-ranked school in South Dakota with a pharmacy technician program is National American University-Sioux Falls, which is located in Sioux Falls. In 2010, it was ranked 94th nationwide. In 2010, 8 students graduated from National American University-Sioux Falls pharmacy technician program. Students at National American University-Sioux Falls paid $11,795 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Tuition at South Dakota's pharmacy technician schools ranges from $11,795 per year to $3,606 per year. But, the average tuition is $6,754 per year. In 2010, the following South Dakota pharmacy technician schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. National American University-Sioux Falls - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $11,795 per year
  2. Western Dakota Technical Institute - located in Rapid City, students are charged $4,860 per year
  3. Southeast Technical Institute - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $3,606 per year

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

  1. Southeast Technical Institute - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $3,606 per year
  2. Western Dakota Technical Institute - located in Rapid City, students are charged $4,860 per year
  3. National American University-Sioux Falls - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $11,795 per year

A pharmacy technician certificate from a South Dakota school... what next?

Most people who graduate from pharmacy technician school in South Dakota go on to work as a pharmacy technician. In 2010, there were 1,090 pharmacy technicians working in South Dakota. The South Dakota counties with the largest populations of pharmacy technicians are:

  1. Lincoln County - 490 pharmacy technicians
  2. Beadle County - 310 pharmacy technicians
  3. Meade County - 130 pharmacy technicians

Salary

On average, a pharmacy technician earns a salary of $28,310 per year in South Dakota state. In 2010, however, some South Dakota pharmacy technicians earned as little as less than $19,860 per year or as much as more than $40,240 per year. On average a pharmacy technician earns the most in the following South Dakota counties:

  1. Bennett County - $30,600 per year
  2. Meade County - $30,050 per year
  3. Lincoln County - $28,260 per year

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

  1. Aurora County - $27,300 per year
  2. Beadle County - $27,310 per year
  3. Lincoln County - $28,260 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional South Dakota statistics regarding a career in pharmacy technician training and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as health science or physician assisting.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Pharmacy Technician Training in South Dakota
  • Certificate in Pharmacy Technician Training in South Dakota

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,564 miles from location Southeast Technical Institute Sioux Falls SD 19.5942 n/a 2,489
6,877 miles from location Western Dakota Technical Institute Rapid City SD 21.9694 53% 1,152
6,564 miles from location National American University-Sioux Falls Sioux Falls SD 6.11863 n/a 554
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Pharmacy Technicians + 1,090 $28,310 55.7%
 

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