Tucson, AZ (population: 551,067) has four pharmacy technician schools within its city limits. Pima Medical Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with a pharmacy technician program, has a total student population of 1,198. It is the 2683rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 27th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Pharmacy Technician students from Tucson schools who go on to become pharmacy technicians, pharmacists, pharmacologists, pharmacy professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 331,890 people working as pharmacy technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $28,940.
Tucson lies in Pima county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Tucson area has 362,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,870 average annual salary.
Of the 4 pharmacy technician schools in Tucson, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tucson College comes out as the most expensive ($17,820/yr) for pharmacy technician students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tucson|
|Sierra Vista||AZ||44,234||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||68.8 miles|