Kentucky Pharmacy Technician Schools, Salaries and Certification
For today's busy student affordable correspondence pharmacy technician programs can be done online or by mail at home and at your own pace. Select any of the Kentucky pharmacy technician schools below for more information as to how it works.
Upon completion of a pharmacy technician training program students are prepared for entry-level employment in retail and hospital pharmacies and pharmacies within medical and doctor's offices.
Some employers will also hire those without training and provide training on the job. However the majority of them will look to hire those with at least a min. of 1-year related pharmacy experience and/or training or graduate of certified training program/healthcare careers college.
There are several formal training programs for individuals interested in becoming pharmacy technicians in Kentucky: certificate programs (typically less than a year), diploma programs (typically one year) and an associate degree program (typically two years long and generally includes an externships in the field).
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Featured Pharmacy Technician Programs in Kentucky
Sullivan University, 2100 Gardiner Lane, Louisville, KY 40205. Phone: (502) 413-8961
KCTCS Somerset Community College, SCC Laurel Campus 100 University Drive, London, KY 40741. Phone: (606) 878-4865
Ashland Community and Technical College, 1400 College Drive, Ashland, KY 41101. Phone: (606) 326-2154
If a student wishes to reside within the state after graduation, the majority of jobs are available in Lexington and Louisville. Jobs within this field are also common in Elizabethtown, Owensboro, and their surrounding areas. Graduates should go online and find where the majority of open positions are located within the state prior to making any relocation decisions.
What is the salary of a pharmacy technician in Kentucky?
*The average Kentucky pharmacy technician salary for 2019 is $14.44 per hour or $30,040 a year slightly less than the nationwide wages for this occupation of $16.32 per hour or $33,950 per year.
Entry level pharmacy techs earn between $11.60 to $13.45 per hour whilst experienced and/or certified pharmacy techs can earn upwards of $23.62 per hour
Kentucky pharmacy technician certification requirements
Pharmacy Technician certification is recognized but not mandatory in the state of Kentucky. If you decide to pursue certification, either the PTCB (PTCE) or the ICPT (ExCPT) are recognized in KY and many other states.
Kentucky pharmacy technician license requirements
To work anywhere in the state of Kentucky pharmacy technician registration is required within 30 days of taking up employment. Registration is made with the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy.
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* Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Employment & Wages database.