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If you go to one of the accredited pharmacy technician schools in Alaska you can get started in a fulfilling and growing career in Alaska allied health. Follow our guide below and get on the pathway to certification as a Pharmacy Technician in Alaska.

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How to become a pharmacy technician in Alaska.

We have put together a four step process that if followed, will set you up for pharmacy tech success in Alaska.

Step 1: Do you plan to become certified in Alaska?

The Alaska Board of Pharmacy has a requirement that all pharmacy technicians must be 18 years old, have a HS diploma/GED and no criminal convictions in order to register with the Board of Pharmacy in Alaska and begin working as a pharmacy technician. Alaska pharmacy technicians also have to wear name tags that clearly identify their position on the job and on to of that they have to complete at least 40 hours of training before they can prepare pharmaceuticals. The state of Alaska does not demand and additional certification or formal education.

Step 2: Register for Alaska Pharmacy Tech Courses accredited by the PTAC

Below is the list of approved pharmacy tech schools in Alaska.

Accredited Pharmacy Technician Programs in Alaska

University of Alaska Anchorage – Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Training
3211 Providence Drive Anchorage AK 99508

School Entry Requirements:
A HS diploma/equivalent
Be at least 18 Yrs old
Able to read, write and speak English
Have proficiency in Math (pre-algebra level), have keyboarding proficiency, and have basic computer proficiency
Be a Licensed Alaska State Pharmacy Tech

There are four formal pharmacy tech pathways for their education. There is a different level of education on each one. We list them below:

1 – Occupational endorsement certificate
2 – Pharmacy technician certificate
3 – Associate degree in pharmacy technology
4 – Pharmacy specialist (military only)

Charter College – Anchorage
2221 East Northern Lights Blvd., Suite 120
Anchorage, AK 99508

The allied health program is prepared for Alaska health care workers and students with a certificate or coursework in an allied health care program. Meet the minimum requirements listed below and you can be admitted in to the allied health program for pharmacy technician training.

1 – All candidates have to have 54 quarter credit hours in a allied health care concentration or they have to be a graduate from a health related field training program (Some examples are Dental Assisting, Medical Office Administrative Assisting, Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician and Veterinary Assisting to name a few).

2 – Certificate/diploma or coursework has to be completed at a U.S. Department of Education or the (CHEA) Council for Higher Education Accreditation recognized training program and also it must be confirmed with official transcripts.

3 – Students have to have a GPA above 2.0 from the previous educational institution.

Step 3: Finish Your Pharmacy Tech Training in Alaska

Once you complete your training, you can be on your way to getting certified as a pharmacy technician in Alaska and take the pharmacy tech certification test.

Step 4: Pass the (PTCE) Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam in Alaska

At the completion of these courses, students would be adequately prepared to pass the national certification examination (PTCE) administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

How much does a pharmacy technician make in Alaska?

See what you can expect to earn in Alaska as a pharmacy technician with our data table below.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$10.27$14.86$21.98
Southeast AlaskaHourly$12.22$21.11$31.19
Fairbanks, AKHourly$13.47$19.58$23.86
Anchorage, AKHourly$12.08$18.98$24.48
Alaska Balance of StateHourly$13.16$18.51$23.98

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