Weymouth, MA (population: 55,115) 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 Weymouth 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.
Weymouth lies in Norfolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary.
Of the 6 pharmacy technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Weymouth, 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 Weymouth|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||14.2 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||25.6 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||35.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||35.3 miles|
|Fall River||MA||90,721||4||21.7318||82||35.6 miles|
|New Bedford||MA||90,869||2||34.0999||5||38.0 miles|