Fresno, CA (population: 490,930) has three pharmacy technician schools within its city limits. MCed Career College, the highest ranked school in the city with a pharmacy technician program, has a total student population of 438. It is the 1716th highest ranked school in the USA and the 152nd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Pharmacy Technician students from Fresno 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.
Fresno lies in Fresno county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Fresno area has 323,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,460 average annual salary.
Of the 3 pharmacy technician schools in Fresno, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, San Joaquin Valley College-Fresno comes out as the most expensive ($16,416/yr) for pharmacy technician students, with MCed Career College as the lowest, reported at only $15,462/yr.
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