Healthcare, Medical & Nursing
Pharmacy Technician

If you're interested in the field of Pharmacology, like working with people and interacting with customers, and don't mind working in a retail or drugstore setting under the direction of a Pharmacist, a Pharmacy Technician degree or certification may be a great fit for you.

Types of Degrees

Pharmacy Technician students typically pursue a certification program or associate degree (2 years) before entering the workplace. Most states require some type of certification before you can become a professional Pharmacy Technician, meaning it is important for you to research your state's requirements before pursuing a particular course or degree program.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Pharmacy Technician Degree

Given the narrow, concentrated scope of technical education programs, graduates of a Pharmacy Technician degree or certification program typically go on to become Pharmacy Technicians.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for Pharmacy Technicians was $33,950 in 2019. (1)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.


  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.