Olympia, WA (population: 46,257) has fourteen pharmacy technician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Everest College-Everett, the highest ranked school in this group with a pharmacy technician program, has a total student population of 836. It is the 1415th highest ranked school in the USA and the 28th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Pharmacy Technician students from Olympia 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.
Olympia lies in Thurston county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Olympia area has 95,910 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $21.91/hr average worker wage, and a $45,570 average annual salary.
Of the 14 pharmacy technician schools with a 100-mile radius of Olympia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-Tacoma comes out as the most expensive ($20,848/yr) for pharmacy technician students, with Clark College as the lowest, reported at only $5,278/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Olympia|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||30.0 miles|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||31.9 miles|