29-2052-00 – Pharmacy Technicians   http:/www.onetonline.org/linksummary/29-2052.00 

The Pharmacy Technician prepares medications under the direction of a pharmacist and may measure, mix, count out, label and record amounts and dosages of medication.  Some job titles are:  Pharmacy Technician, Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT), IV Certified Pharmacy Technician, Pharmaceutical Care Associate.

Graduates of the program are eligible to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board to become a CPhT or to take the National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA) examination.

Estimated Cost 2011 - 2012 for Resident In-District
Tuition Cost $1,357.92
General Fees $148.80
Program Fees $103.00
Textbooks $1,030.00
Student Housing/month $419.00

Tax on items is not included.  These prices are based on current information as of 07/01/11 and are subject to change without notice.

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Employment Projections and Wage Information
Entry wage:  $9.87 hourly, $20,500 annually
Average median wage: $13.49 hourly, $28,070 annually
Projected Growth: 2008-2018 + 32%