Pharmacy Technician Salary 411: All Schools: Connecticut
Connecticut Pharmacy Technician
Connecticut Pharmacy Technician Schools
Formal training programs in pharmacy technology can range between 6 months to two years. You can choose between a Certificate, Diploma and Assoc. Degree. Training programs can be found in vocational schools, community colleges, private colleges and in select hospitals.
Connecticut Pharmacy Technician Certification
The State of Connecticut does not require PTCB. This is a completely voluntary process. However some employers do seek either PCTB certification when hiring and if you do decide to pursue certification some employers will also generally offer higher wages- compare average salary against PTCB certification above.
When passing your certification exam you will be able to carry the title of Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) after your name. Continue reading to get the required certification training options.
Connecticut Pharmacy Technician Salary
The average pharmacy technician salary in Connecticut for 2014 is $32,450 or $15.60 hourly rate*. PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technicians in CT earn an average of $44,000 or $21.15 per hour. Senior and Lead Pharmacy Technicians in CT earn an average of $42,000 or $20.19 per hour. An Outpatient Pharmacy Technician earns the highest with an average of $45,000 or $21.63 per hour. (Source: Indeed.com)
Connecticut Pharmacy Technician Licence/Registration
To work anywhere in the state of Connecticut as a Pharmacy Technician you require registration. To obtain it you need to fill out the Pharmacy Technician Registration form from the website of www.ct.gov/dcp. This application has be to completed by you and by the pharmacy manager of where you are working at - so you would need to be working in that capacity in order to qualify for registration.
The pharmacy manager's signature means that you are getting on the job training. The State of Connecticut doesn't require specific pharmacy technology training programs or PTCB certification. However some employers may require you to have some basic foundation of pharmacy fundamentals and terminology. Also if you choose to work in a hospital setting these facilities usually require some formal training which can be obtained through a certificate, diploma or assoc. degree program.
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* Salary Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Employment & Wages database