The Building Blocks Service Pharmacy Technician program prepares students for the PTCE and the Virginia Pharmacy Technician Exam. Also known as the PTCE recognized in all 50 states.
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) Occupational Outlook Handbook 2015 Edition, the median* hourly wage of pharmacy technicians in May 2015 was $14.62 per hour, and the annual median pay was $30,410. According to BLS, the lowest 10 percent earned less than $20,950, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $45,030. In May 2015, the median annual wages for pharmacy technicians in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
|General medical and surgical hospitals; private||$35,280|
|Other general merchandise stores||29,750|
|Pharmacies and drug stores||28,360|
Most pharmacy technicians work full time, according to BLS. Pharmacies may be open at all hours. Therefore, pharmacy technicians may have to work nights or weekends.