You don’t need a lot of training to become a pharmacy technician in Ohio.
This makes the job perfect for those who want a career in the medical industry that doesn’t require years of training.
Let’s have a look at the requirements for licensing in this state.
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Training Requirements in Ohio
In order to become a pharmacy technician, you need to be 18 years old.
You should also have a high-school diploma or GED, and pass a required background check.
In Ohio, licensing is not required by law, but you will only be able to find a job if you have a license.
You can get the needed training by enrolling in a program through a trade school.
You may also want to look for a school that is approved by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) or the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
The schools in Ohio include:
- Cuyahoga Community College: Here you can attend a training program that lasts for 2 semesters and offers a Pharmacy Technology Certificate.
- Cleveland Clinic School of Pharmacy Technology: The school has available a pharmacy technician program that lasts for one year.
- 20 hours of class will be completed online, and you will also be attending 100 hours of lab practice.
- Penn Foster Career School: This online school offers a certification program for students who don’t have the time to attend in person.
|Cleveland Clinic||9500 Euclid Avenue, HB105, Cleveland, OH 44195|
|Columbiana County Career and Technical Center||9364 St Rt 45, Lisbon, Ohio 44432|
|Cuyahoga Community College||4250 Richmond Road, Highland Hills, OH 44122-6195|
|Cuyahoga Community College District||700 Carnegie Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2878|
|Cuyahoga Valley Career Center||8001 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, Ohio 44141-1296|
|Delaware Area Career Center||4565 Columbus Pike, Delaware, Ohio 43015-8969|
|Four County Career Center||22-900 State Rte 34, Archbold, Ohio 43502|
|MyComputerCareer.com-TechSkills||2400 Corporate Exchange Dr Ste 300, Columbus, Ohio 43231|
|National College||4736 Dressler Rd NW, Canton, Ohio 44718|
|National College||6871 Steger Dr, Cincinnati, Ohio 45237|
|National College||5665 Forest Hills Blvd, Columbus, Ohio 45420|
|National College||1837 Woodman Center Dr, Kettering, Ohio 45420|
|National College||3855 Fishcreek Rd, Stow, Ohio 44224|
|National College||27557 Chardon Rd, Willoughby Hills, Ohio 44092|
|National College||3487 Belmont Ave, Youngstown, Ohio 44505|
|Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational School District||895 Crouse Chapel Rd, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601-9010|
|Pike County Joint Vocational School District||175 Beaver Creek Rd, Piketon, Ohio 45661|
|Polaris Career Center||7285 Old Oak Blvd, Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44130-3375|
|Remington College||14445 Broadway Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44125-1957|
|Remington College||26350 Brookpark Road, North Olmsted, Ohio 44070-2163|
|Ross College||5834 Monroe Street, Suite F-J, Sylvania, Ohio 43560|
|Ross Medical Education Center||11590 Century Boulevard, Suite 210, Cincinnati, Ohio 45246|
|Ross Medical Education Center||4490 Brandt Pike, Dayton, Ohio 45424|
|Ross Medical Education Center||5555 Youngstown-Warren Rd, Unit 909, Niles, Ohio 44446|
|Ross Medical Education Center||2150 W 4th St, Ontario, Ohio 44906|
|Scioto County Career Technical Center||951 Vern Riffe Drive, Lucasville, Ohio 45648-0766|
|Sinclair Community College||444 W. Third St., Dayton, Ohio 45402-1460|
|Warren County Career Center||3525 North State Route 48, Lebanon, Ohio 45036-1099|
How Can You Get Licensed in Ohio
First, you need to register with The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy.
You can register as the following:
- Certified technician
- Registered technician
- Technician trainee
As a certified technician, you will be able to complete more job duties and even get higher pay.
As a trainee, you are allowed one year during which you need to finish your training.
After the year expires, you will need to get register for one of the 2 other categories.
You will also need to take an exam, and you can choose from:
- ExCPT exam offered by the NHA
- The PCTE exam
Average Salaries For Pharmacy Technicians in Ohio
If you live and work in one of the larger cities in Ohio, you will receive higher pay.
You will also earn more if you have an associate’s degree instead of a diploma.
You should know that entry-level positions typically make less, but you will get better job opportunities as you gain experience.
Statistics show that between 2016 and 2026, jobs in the industry will see a growth of 11.1%.Annual Salary Range: Annual Salary by Location:
|Location||Avg. Annual Salary|
Regional Salary in Ohio
|Region||Employed||Avg. Annual Salary||Avg. Hourly Pay||Top 10% Annual Salary||Bottom 10% Annual Salary|
* Employment conditions in your area may vary.
Where Can You Get Hired in Ohio
As a licensed pharmacy technician, you can get hired in any medical facility if your choice.
Some of these are hospitals, nursing homes, and pharmacy chains.
Remember that each of these facilities has different operating hours, which will influence your own working hours.