The pharmacy tech in New Jersey is an entry-level medical field worker who aids the pharmacist in multiple day-to-day tasks in the store. Certification is not mandatory in New Jersey, yet the current trend among organizations has been towards only hiring individuals who carry a certification.

What is the process to become a pharmacy tech in New Jersey?

The four-part procedure for becoming a pharmacy technician in New Jersey is displayed below.

What do pharmacy technicians do in New Jersey?

Pharmacy technicians in New Jersey are employed under the guidance of a pharmacist, and are given the task of carrying out a range of support duties that help keep the drug store running efficiently. The link here displays the traditional responsibilities placed on pharmacy techs.

Step 1: Decide if you plan to become certified

Your first step towards becoming a pharmacy tech is deciding whether or not you are planning to get certified. Holding a certification isn’t a mandatory condition to work in every state, but it does come with a lot of added benefits and advantages.

Step 2: Choose a program accredited by PTAC and register for classes

Below is the full lost of accredited pharmacy tech programs in New Jersey.

The Accredited Pharmacy Technician Schools in New Jersey

Salem Community College 460 Hollywood Avenue Carneys Point NJ 08069-2799 856-299-2100 Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Pennco Tech-Blackwood 99 Erial Road Blackwood NJ 08012 856-232-0310 Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
American Institute of Medical Sciences & Education 4500 New Brunswick Ave Piscataway NJ 08854 908-222-0002 Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Harris School of Business-Linwood Campus 1201 New Road, Ste 226 Linwood NJ 08221 609-927-4310 Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Fortis Institute-Wayne 201 Willowbrook Blvd. Wayne NJ 07470 973-837-1818-204 Pharmacy Technician/Assistant

Step 3: Fulfill all requisite internship hours and complete the program

Once you’ve found an approved course that satisfies your needs, the next thing is to finish it. The academic part can often be finished in twelve months or less, but finishing the required internship hours (occasionally called an “externship”) at an actual pharmacy can often take longer.

Step 4: Successfully pass the PTCE or ExCPT test

The PTCE and ExCPT are exams that grant nationally-recognized pharmacy technician credentials. Once you’ve completed a PTAC-accredited course, you’ll be able to sit for either of them. You’ll acquire the national credential of CPhT (Certified Pharmacy Technician) by passing either test.

The following link is a detailed explanation of the two tests.

How much does a pharmacy technician make in New Jersey?

Pharmacy tech compensation in New Jersey may differ somewhat from the national average, as is shown in the table below.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$10.27$14.86$21.98
Yearly$21,370 $30,920 $45,710
New JerseyHourly$10.29$14.61$22.03
Yearly$21,400 $30,380 $45,810
Ocean City, NJ MSAHourly$10.55$16.55$21.77
Yearly$21,940 $34,420 $45,280
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ MSAHourly$12.29$16.37$23.27
Yearly$25,550 $34,040 $48,410
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan DivisionHourly$10.44$15.45$23.73
Yearly$21,720 $32,140 $49,350
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan DivisionHourly$10.75$15.34$23.25
Yearly$22,360 $31,910 $48,370
Camden, NJ Metropolitan DivisionHourly$9.91$13.47$19.06
Yearly$20,610 $28,020 $39,640
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ MSAHourly$9.32$12.87$18.95
Yearly$19,380 $26,760 $39,420
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ MSAHourly$10.09$12.23$16.82
Yearly$20,990 $25,430 $34,990
Trenton-Ewing, NJ MSAHourly$9.45$12.02$19.45
Yearly$19,650 $25,000 $40,460