Kansas Pharmacy Technician Schools, Salaries and Certification
If you are interested in attending a Kansas pharmacy technician school, there are several pharmacy technology programs from which can be completed online, on-campus or by distance learning: certificate programs (typically less than a year), diploma programs (typically one year) or, an associate degree program (typically two years long and generally includes an externships in the field).
Kansas requires the pharmacist-in-charge to ensure that there is a pharmacy technician training program to meet the requirements for the pharmacy site and meets the regulatory requirements and requires every person registered as a pharmacy technician to pass an examination approved by the Board within 30 days after becoming registered.
Hutchinson Community College, 1300 N. Plum, Hutchinson, KS 67501. Phone: (620) 665-3346
Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd Box 26, Overland Park, KS 66210-1299. Phone: (913) 451-1670
What does a pharmacy technician make in Kansas?
The *average Kansas pharmacy technician salary is $14.94 per hour or $31,070 (Kansas 2016 OES Wage Data) . An entry level pharmacy tech earns a min. of $10.37 per hour or $21,569.60 per annum or whilst an experienced pharmacy tech can earn upwards to $18.82 per hour or $39,145.60 per annum excl. overtime depending on the years of experience and work setting.
Certification is required in the state of Kansas. The PTCB certification exam which is nationally recognized takes 2 hours to complete and has a set of 90 questions to be answered.
Registration/licensure is required by the state of Kansas for pharmacy techs before they start working with the Kansas Board of Pharmacy.
*Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Employment & Wages database.