Pharmacy Technician Schools Currently Accepting Applicants in Mississippi
Pharmacy Technician Schools and Programs in Mississippi
View ASHP Accredited Pharmacy Technician Schools in Mississippi(Following is a list of schools offering the best pharmacy technician programs in Mississippi)
Jones County Junior College (JCJC) - Ellisville, Mississippi
Program Length: Five semesters for Associate program
Programs Currently on Hold or Discontinued
Virginia College - Biloxi, Jackson, Mississippi
Program Length: 36 Weeks for the Certificate.
How to Become a Pharmacy Technician in MS?
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Education: Mississippi does not mandate training to become a pharmacy technician. Once registered, you need to work under the direction of a licensed pharmacist. Formal education is voluntary; nonetheless students pursue it to prepare for the certification exams, earn job skills and complete internships which can lead to high paying jobs.
When you select a pharmacy technician school in Mississippi for formal training, opt for one that is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The 2 ASHP accredited schools in the state have been listed above. Also, explore the various training course and pick either a certificate course (9 months schooling) or an associated degree program (2 years schooling). Mississippi has 2 schools which provide certificate courses for pharmacy technicians and 1 of them also offers the associate degree. You may also be eligible for financial assistance, thus, make sure that you fill the FAFSA.
Certification: In Mississippi, initially, when you start practicing you do not need certification; certification becomes necessary before the first renewal of the license; if not certified by then, renewal will not be permitted. Approved certification exams include PTCB and/or ICPT.
Licensure: Pharmacy technicians in Mississippi are regulated by Mississippi Board of Pharmacy. Getting a license is compulsory. The license needs to be renewed annually; and the period for registration is 1st of April through 31st of March. The fee for renewal is $55.
Average Salary of a Pharmacy Technician in Mississippi
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has approximated that the employment outlook for pharmacy technicians is wonderful and will rise speedily. There will be a 15.41% job growth in the state, between the years 2016 - 2026.
Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Fred's Pharmacy,Kroger Stores, and Adecco provide a multitude of employment opportunities in Mississippi.
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More Pharmacy Technician Programs
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|Jones County Junior College||Ellisville||Public||Visit|
|Virginia College-Biloxi||Biloxi||Private for-profit|
|Virginia College-Jackson||Jackson||Private for-profit|