Portsmouth, VA (population: 102,540) has one pharmacy technician school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Richmond School of Health and Technology has a total student population of 655. It is the 4213th highest ranked school in the USA and the 83rd highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Pharmacy Technician students from Portsmouth 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.
Portsmouth lies in Portsmouth county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Richmond School of Health and Technology ends up costing a student $17,370/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Portsmouth|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||17.3 miles|
|Virginia Beach||VA||439,564||9||17.32||116||19.6 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||71.4 miles|