Lafayette, LA (population: 113,767) has eight pharmacy technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Medvance Institute of Baton Rouge, the highest ranked school in this group with a pharmacy technician program, has a total student population of 781. It is the 3611th highest ranked school in the USA and the 64th highest in the state of Louisiana (#1 is Tulane University of Louisiana).
Pharmacy Technician students from Lafayette 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.
Lafayette lies in Lafayette county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the Lafayette area has 146,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $17.45/hr average worker wage, and a $36,300 average annual salary.
Of the 8 pharmacy technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Lafayette, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Medvance Institute of Baton Rouge comes out as the most expensive ($23,184/yr) for pharmacy technician students, with Louisiana Technical College-Natchitoches Campus as the lowest, reported at only $1,538/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lafayette|
|Baton Rouge||LA||221,091||22||23.4771||270||56.0 miles|
|Morgan City||LA||-||1||15.3517||26||61.1 miles|
|Lake Charles||LA||71,903||5||21.6002||139||69.9 miles|