Pharmacy Technician Schools in Kansas

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The pharmacy technician plays an important role in today’s healthcare. Working directly under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, the pharmacy tech assists clients and patients, receives and fills prescriptions, and works with referring physicians’ offices and insurance companies. Attending pharmacy technician schools in Kansas will help prepare you for a rewarding position in a growing field.

Kansas Pharmacy Tech Career Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that jobs for pharmacy techs in Kansas will increase by 19%* by the year 2020, which is a rate considered much faster than average. Job growth across the healthcare industry is expected to be positive, both in Kansas and across the country. There are currently over 3,800 pharmacy technicians in the state, and most work in pharmacies, drug stores, or hospitals.  The average annual salary for pharmacy techs in Kansas is $28,100, which is on par with the national average of $29,300.

Accredited Pharmacy Technician Schools in Kansas

There are a wide variety of educational and training programs available to future pharmacy technicians, from community colleges and vocational schools to hospitals and pharmacies. One of the most important factors to consider is the accreditation of the school or program you’re thinking of attending. The following pharmacy technician schools in Kansas have been accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP):

Hutcinson Community College
www.hutchcc.edu

Johnson County Community College
www.jccc.edu
Read our interview with JCCC Pharmacy Technician Program Director, Terry L. Rehder.

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Programs:

  • Pharmacy Technician
Locations: JoplinSaint Joseph

 

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Locations: Kansas City
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  • Diploma - Pharmacy Technician
Locations: Kansas City

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  • Pharmacy Technician
Locations: Kansas CityWichita
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  • Pharmacy Technician
Locations: JoplinWichita
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            Pharmacy Technician Certification and Licensing Requirements in Kansas

            Certification/Licensing Requirements at a Glance

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

             

            Table 1: Kansas Requirements
            In order to practice as a pharmacy tech in KS, the following requirements must be met.
            Internship Training may be provided by a licensed pharmacist with a minimum of 2 years experience.
            Registration Interns must register with the Kansas State Board of Pharmacy.
            Fee A fee of $75.00 must accompany the application to the State Board of Pharmacy
            Training period Once registered, all training must be completed within a 6 year period.
            Renewal Renewal applications must be sent biannually, along with a renewal fee of $25.00.

            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.

            Kansas Pharmacy Technician Resources

            Kansas State Board of Pharmacy:
            Kansas Board of Pharmacy
            www.kansas.gov/pharmacy
            800 SW Jackson, Suite 1414
            Topeka, KS 66612
            Phone: 785-296-4056
            E-mail: Pharmacy@pharmacy.ks.gov

            Professional Association:
            Kansas Pharmacists Association
            www.kansaspharmacy.org
            1020 SW Fairlawn Rd
            Topeka KS 66604
            Phone: 785-228-2327
            E-mail: admin@ksrx.org

            Pharmacy Technician Salary in Kansas

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

            Pharmacy Tech Low Median High
            Kansas $20,500 $28,100 $38,000
            United States $20,600 $29,300 $42,400

            Salary Outlook by Major Metropolitan Area

            Table 3 compares average annual salaries across the metropolitan areas of Kansas.

            Metropolitan Area 2012 Median Salary
            Kansas City, MO-KS $28,200
            St. Joseph, MO-KS $27,600
            Lawrence, KS $27,200
            Wichita, KS $26,400
            Manhattan, KS $24,800
            • Source Data
            • * 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