Pharmacy technicians in Georgia are enjoying a wonderful growth in career demand across the Peach State. Below in our latest article we will be covering this topic in detail along with choosing the right school for you and more.

What Are the Steps to become a pharmacy tech in Georgia?

The four steps to becoming a pharmacy technician in Georgia are outlined below.

Step 1: Determine whether you want to get certified in Georgia as a Pharmacy Tech

Because most employers want to hire employees that are already certified we think it is a good idea to get certified in Georgia as a pharmacy technician.

Step 2: Choose and Enroll in to a PTAC Accredited Program

The lost below is all the approved pharmacy tech training courses in Georgia.

Accredited Pharmacy Technician Programs in Georgia

New Horizons Medical Institute 5675 Jimmy Carter Blvd Suite J Norcross GA 30071 770-447-0722 Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Ogeechee Technical College One Joseph E. Kennedy Blvd Statesboro GA 30458 912-681-5500 Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
North Georgia Technical College 1500 Georgia Hwy 197 N Clarkesville GA 30523 706-754-7700 Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Central Georgia Technical College 80 Cohen Walker Drive Warner Robins GA 31088 478-757-3400 Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Southeastern Technical College 3001 E First St Vidalia GA 30474 912-538-3100 Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Columbus Technical College 928 Manchester Expy Columbus GA 31904-6572 706-649-1800 Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Augusta Technical College 3200 Augusta Tech Drive Augusta GA 30906 706-771-4000 Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Southern Crescent Technical College 501 Varsity Rd Griffin GA 30223-2042 770-228-7348 Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Georgia Northwestern Technical College One Maurice Culberson Drive Rome GA 30161 706-295-6963 Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Albany Technical College 1704 South Slappey Boulevard Albany GA 31701 229-430-3500-0656 Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College 4089 Val Tech Rd Valdosta GA 31602-0929 229-333-2100 Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Fortis College-Smyrna 2140 South Cobb Drive Smyrna GA 30080-1348 770-980-0002 Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Lanier Technical College 2990 Landrum Education Dr Oakwood GA 30566 770-533-7000 Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Oconee Fall Line Technical College 1189 Deepstep Rd Sandersville GA 31082 478-553-2050 Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
West Georgia Technical College 176 Murphy Campus Blvd. Waco GA 30182 770-537-6000 Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Atlanta Technical College 1560 Metropolitan Pkwy SW Atlanta GA 30310-4446 404-225-4400 Pharmacy Technician/Assistant

Step 3: Complete any Required Internship Time

Many pharmacy tech classes in GA divide their training in to clinical and classroom education. Also, many schools offer internships to their students. Check with your respective school to see if they offer such programs to their students.

Step 4: Pass the PTCE or ExCPT Test in Georgia

The PTCE and ExCPT are the exams given to aspiring pharmacy techs in Georgia. Complete your program that is approved by the PTAC to be able to to take one of the examinations. A passing score on either test earn you the (CPhT) Certified Pharmacy Technician title!

We take a better look at these assessments at the link here.

Pharmacy technician pay in Georgia

The data below features the most current numbers on salary offered in Georgia, and all data comes from bls.gov’s latest statistics..

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$10.27$14.86$21.98
Yearly$21,370 $30,920 $45,710
GeorgiaHourly$9.63$13.40$19.16
Yearly$20,020 $27,870 $39,860
Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA MSAHourly$9.45$15.94$22.15
Yearly$19,660 $33,160 $46,060
Brunswick, GA MSAHourly$9.57$14.66$18.50
Yearly$19,900 $30,490 $38,480
Rome, GA MSAHourly$9.67$14.39$18.60
Yearly$20,120 $29,920 $38,690
Savannah, GA MSAHourly$10.33$14.34$18.69
Yearly$21,490 $29,830 $38,870
Middle Georgia BOSHourly$8.59$14.31$19.62
Yearly$17,860 $29,760 $40,810
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC MSAHourly$10.16$14.22$19.02
Yearly$21,120 $29,580 $39,550
Chattanooga, TN-GA MSAHourly$10.25$14.19$18.93
Yearly$21,310 $29,520 $39,370
Gainesville, GA MSAHourly$9.47$14.05$18.76
Yearly$19,690 $29,220 $39,030
Columbus, GA-AL MSAHourly$9.19$13.96$19.63
Yearly$19,110 $29,030 $40,830
East Georgia BOSHourly$9.73$13.63$18.77
Yearly$20,230 $28,350 $39,030
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA MSAHourly$9.80$13.60$20.02
Yearly$20,380 $28,290 $41,650
Athens-Clarke County, GA MSAHourly$9.80$13.41$17.90
Yearly$20,390 $27,900 $37,240
Valdosta, GA MSAHourly$9.32$13.33$17.99
Yearly$19,390 $27,720 $37,420
Warner Robins, GA MSAHourly$8.99$12.70$17.19
Yearly$18,690 $26,420 $35,760
Dalton, GA MSAHourly$8.89$12.59$19.66
Yearly$18,490 $26,180 $40,890
South Georgia BOSHourly$8.64$12.02$20.94
Yearly$17,980 $25,010 $43,550
Albany, GA MSAHourly$8.73$11.89$17.47
Yearly$18,150 $24,740 $36,340
North Georgia BOSHourly$9.46$11.69$15.67
Yearly$19,670 $24,320 $32,600
Macon, GA MSAHourly$8.38$11.21$17.30
Yearly$17,430 $23,310 $35,970