Meridian, ID (population: 73,202) has two pharmacy technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Milan Institute, the highest ranked school in this group with a pharmacy technician program, has a total student population of 475. It is the 3354th highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of Idaho (#1 is University of Idaho).
Pharmacy Technician students from Meridian 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.
Meridian lies in Ada county, which is one of the 33 counties in Idaho. Overall, the Boise City-Nampa area has 264,010 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,600 average annual salary.
Of the 2 pharmacy technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Meridian, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Milan Institute comes out as the most expensive ($20,061/yr) for pharmacy technician students, with Treasure Valley Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,355/yr.