Wyoming Pharmacy Technician Schools, Salary & Certification
There are plenty of training choices in Wyoming for those who are interested in working as a pharmacy technician (PhT) : from certificate programs (typically less than a year and most popular among students), diploma programs (generally one year) and finally an associate degree program (an in-depth 2 year program).
Upon completion of an accredited pharmacy technician training program by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), graduates would be prepared to a) sit and pass the national certification exam for PhTs and b) apply for entry-level employment in retail and hospital pharmacies, mail order pharmacies, pharmacies within medical and doctor's offices including pharmaceutical sales.
Wyoming Pharmacy Technician schools
Casper College based in Casper, WY offers an 18-month pharmacy technology program offered with clinical experience which will prepare graduates for entry-level employment and national certification exams. There are limited spaces on offer and a number of pre-requisites have to be completed prior to entering the program.
Ask for an admission guide to get full details, application deadline and pre-requisites by ringing the program director ar (307) 268-3033.
The Institute of Business & Medical Careers, Inc. in Cheyenne, WY offers a 19-month pharmacy technician degree. The program offers an externship as well as career placement assistance and upon completion students can sit the PTCB Certfication Board Exam.
Contact the program director for further information at (301) 433-8363.
Wyoming pharmacy technician certification requirements
Certification is mandatory. The state of Wyoming require pharmacy technicians to be certified through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), a nationally recognized pharmacy technician certification.
Is a pharmacy technician license required in Wyoming?
Registration as a pharmacy technician or pharmacy technician in training (trainee) with the Wyoming State Board of Pharmacy is required before taking up employment in a pharmacy.
What does a pharmacy technician make in Wyoming?
The average Wyoming pharmacy technician salary according to 2016 data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is $17.01 per hour or $35,380 per annum. An entry level pharmacy technician in WY earns an average of $10.27 per hour whilst an experienced and/or certified pharmacy technician can earn upwards of $21.98 per hour depending on years of experience and work setting.
Salary Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.