Brockton, MA (population: 92,742) has six pharmacy technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Connecticut, the highest ranked school in this group with a pharmacy technician program, has a total student population of 25,029. It is the 63rd highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Pharmacy Technician students from Brockton 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.
Brockton lies in Plymouth county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton NECTA area has 85,990 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $21.75/hr average worker wage, and a $45,240 average annual salary.
Of the 6 pharmacy technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Brockton, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences comes out as the most expensive ($28,121/yr) for pharmacy technician students, with Holyoke Community College as the lowest, reported at only $8,599/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Brockton|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||17.2 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||18.9 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||25.8 miles|
|Fall River||MA||90,721||4||21.7318||82||25.9 miles|
|New Bedford||MA||90,869||2||34.0999||5||29.4 miles|
|North Dartmouth||MA||-||2||13.916||82||30.7 miles|