Pharmacy Technician Schools in Alaska

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If you’re considering attending one of the pharmacy technician schools in Alaska, you’ll be able to work in the state that has the highest average annual salary in the country. The short training period combined with a relatively high salary makes the career of pharmacy technician a worthwhile goal to pursue.

Completion of a pharmacy tech program in Alaska will help prepare you for a role in this growing field.

Alaska Pharmacy Tech Career Outlook

Not only is Alaska the top paying state in the nation for PhT’s, but job growth in the field is also expected to be strong. In the decade spanning 2010 to 2020, Alaska is expected to have almost 700 pharmacy technicians, which is a 24%* increase in employment. In fact, across the healthcare industry, Alaska is expected to have positive economic development, partly due to the ever aging workforce in the state.

Pharmacy Technician Schools in Alaska

There are many community colleges, vocational schools, and pharmacies that offer educational programs to prospective pharmacy technicians in Alaska. One of the most important things to look for when you’re researching a program is whether it is accredited. The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) is the organization that accredits individual pharmacy tech programs, and there are several others than can offer accreditation to the school as a whole.  Alaska does not currently have any pharmacy tech programs accredited by the ASHP, so be sure to review any other accreditation the program may have.

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Pharmacy Technician Certification and Licensing Requirements in Alaska

Certification/Licensing Requirements at a Glance

  • Is a Pharmacy Tech License required in Alaska? Yes
  • Is registration required? Yes
  • Is certification required? No

Certification by a national certification agency is not required by the state of Alaska, but is often preferred by employers. Students may sit for a certification exam provided they have met all of the requirements.

Table 1: Alaska Requirements
In order to practice as a pharmacy tech in AK, the following requirements must be met.
Age Requirement Candidate must be at least 18 years old.
Language Must be able to read and write English fluently.
Fee A fee of $50.00 must accompany the application to the State Board of Pharmacy, and there is also a $50 license fee.
Continuing Education 10 hours of continuing education must be met during each licensing period.
Renewal Renewal applications must be sent biannually, along with a renewal fee between $25 and $50
Background Check Must not have been convicted of a felony, and must be able to pass criminal background check.

Requirements differ from state to state. As you begin to explore the career, it’s important to know what the requirements are in the state you plan to work. All information covered here is current as of March, 2013. For more information, be sure to visit your state’s Board of Pharmacy website.

Alaska Pharmacy Technician Resources

Alaska Board of Pharmacy
www.commerce.alaska.gov/dnn/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofPharmacy.aspx
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
phone: (907) 465-2589
fax: (907) 465-2974
e-mail: license@alaska.gov

Alaska Pharmacists Association
According to their website, the mission of the Alaska Pharmacists Association is “to give (sic) Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians an opportunity to voice their issues and concerns regarding pharmacy practice in Alaska”.
www.alaskapharmacy.org
203 W. 15th Ave. #100
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907)563-8880

Pharmacy Technician Salary in Alaska

Table 2 compares the average annual salary in Alaska in 2012 with that of the rest of the nation.

Pharmacy Tech Low Median High
Alaska $28,100 $39,100 $52,000
United States $20,600 $29,300 $42,400
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  • *All Salary and Job Growth Data Provided by Career InfoNet and the BLS, 2012 Data. Wesbsite: http://www.careerinfonet.org/Occ_Intro.asp?id=1&nodeid=1