Montana Pharmacy Technician Career, Schools & Salary Figures
Becoming a pharmacy technician can be very rewarding. In fact, this is among the many careers that are designed to serve the community in a very positive way while really paying off for the technician in the future. As of 2016 there were 1,150 employed pharmacy technicians in the state.
Before entry into any of the Montana pharmacy technician schools it's important to understand the educational requirements that will be necessary for you to begin a very rewarding and satisfying career. Starting off on the right foot forward is important to the long term success of your career.
Upon completion of a pharmacy technician training program students should be prepared for entry-level employment in retail and hospital pharmacies and pharmacies within medical and doctor's offices.
Below is a list of pharmacy technician schools currently available in Montana.
Missoula College at the University of Montana
909 South Avenue West
Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: (406) 243-7813.
How much does a Pharmacy Technician make in Montana?
The *average Montana pharmacy technician salary is $16.33 an hour or $33,970 a year (Montana 2016, OES Wage Data). An entry level pharmacy technician in MT earns an average of $10.70 per hour whilst an experienced and/or certified pharmacy technician can earn upwards of $21.02 per hour depending on years of experience and work setting.
Pharmacy Technician Certification
Certification is mandatory. The state of Montana require pharmacy technicians to be certified through either PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board) or ICPT (Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians). Learn more about certification from our resource page: PTCB and ExCPT exam differences.
Pharmacy Technician License/Registration
Pharmacy technicians require registration and licensing in order to work in the state of Montana with the Montana Board of Pharmacy.
*Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Employment & Wages database.