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Pharmacy tech classes in Ohio are looking for new students at very high numbers and the time to enroll could not be any stronger than it is now! The growth over the next decade is great per latest statistics and we break it all down for you below and more!

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The steps to becoming a pharmacy technician in Ohio

There are three levels of pharmacy technician in Ohio. They are listed and described below:

1 – Pharmacy Tech Trainee – Pharmacy tech trainees have just 1 year to complete there training and can learn on the job or at an accredited training program to become a registered pharmacy tech in Ohio.
2 – Registered Pharmacy Technician – A registered pharm tech has taken training at a formal program in Oho and they have regstered with the Ohio Pharmacy Board.
3 – Certified Pharmacy Technician – You have passed accredited formal training and passed either the PTCE or the ExCPT certification tests and registered with Ohio Pharmacy Board.

The following steps represent what it takes to get to each level of pharmacy assisting n Ohio.

Step 1: Would like to get Certified, be a Trainee or Just take Approved Training?

Decide which level of Ohio pharmacy tech you would like to get to. If you go for your certification, you will need to follow all 4 steps in our process. If you are just going for level 2 (registered pharm tech), you just need to follow the forest 3 steps. Lastly, if you are going to be a trainee, you can start looking for work now in Ohio.

Step 2: Register for Courses Accredited by the Pharmacy Board of Ohio

Below is the complete list of Pharmacy Board of Ohio approved pharmacy technician programs in the state of Ohio.

Accredited Pharmacy Tech Schools in Ohio

Ross College-Sylvania
5834 Monroe Street, Suite F-J Sylvania OH 43560 419-882-3203

Columbiana County Career and Technical Center
9364 St Rt 45 Lisbon OH 44432 330-424-9561-116

Marion Technical College
1467 Mount Vernon Ave Marion OH 43302-5694 740-389-4636

North Central State College
2441 Kenwood Circle Mansfield OH 44901-0698 419-755-4800

Pike County Joint Vocational School District
175 Beaver Creek Rd Piketon OH 45661 740-289-2282-101

Polaris Career Center
7285 Old Oak Blvd Middleburg Heights OH 44130-3375 440-891-7600

Warren County Career Center
3525 North State Route 48 Lebanon OH 45036-1099 513-933-3944

Washington County Career Center-Adult Technical Training
21740 St. Rt. 676 Marietta OH 45750 740-373-6283

Choffin Career and Technical Center
200 E Wood St. Youngstown OH 44503-1600 330-729-4001-8710

University of Rio Grande
218 N College Ave Rio Grande OH 45674 740-245-7206

Cuyahoga Community College District
700 Carnegie Ave Cleveland OH 44115-2878 800-954-8742

O C Collins Career Center
11627 State Rte 243 Chesapeake OH 45619-0000 740-867-6641-202

American National University-Dayton
1837 Woodman Center Dr Kettering OH 45420 937-299-9450

Remington College-Cleveland Campus
14445 Broadway Ave Cleveland OH 44125-1957 440-777-2560

Brown Mackie College-Findlay
1700 Fostoria Ave, Suite 100 Findlay OH 45840 419-423-2211

Columbus State Community College
550 E Spring St Columbus OH 43215 614-287-5353

Ross Medical Education Center-Niles
5555 Youngstown-Warren Rd, Unit 909 Niles OH 44446 330-505-1436

Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational School District
1410 Industrial Drive Chillicothe OH 45601-1038 740-642-1200-31288

Central Ohio Technical College
1179 University Drive Newark OH 43055-1767 740-366-1351

Scioto County Career Technical Center
951 Vern Riffe Drive Lucasville OH 45648-0766 740-259-5526

James A Rhodes State College
4240 Campus Dr Lima OH 45804 419-995-8320

Professional Skills Institute
1505 Holland Road Maumee OH 43537 419-720-6670

American National University-Youngstown
3487 Belmont Ave Youngstown OH 44505 330-759-0205

Trumbull Career & Technical Center
528 Educational Highway Warren OH 44483 330-847-0503-1600

Ross Medical Education Center-Cincinnati
11590 Century Boulevard, Suite 210 Cincinnati OH 45246 513-851-8500

Southern State Community College
100 Hobart Drive Hillsboro OH 45133-9406 937-393-3431

Four County Career Center
22-900 State Rte 34 Archbold OH 43502 419-267-3331

Washington State Community College
710 Colegate Dr Marietta OH 45750 740-374-8716

Mahoning County Career and Technical Center
7300 N Palmyra Rd Canfield OH 44406-9710 330-729-4100

Ross Medical Education Center-Ontario
2150 W 4th St Ontario OH 44906 419-747-2206

Sinclair Community College
444 W. Third St. Dayton OH 45402-1460 937-512-3000

Step 3: Graduate from Approved Training in Ohio

If you are going to get certified you can now pay the testing fee (a little over $100) and then sign up for the test with the PTCB or the NHA. If you are going for the level of registered pharmacy tech, you can now register with the state board and start looking for work!

Step 4: Successfully pass either the PTCE or ExCPT test in Ohio

If you pass the PTCE or the ExCPT, you can call yourself a CPHT – Certified Pharmacy Technician and register with the state of Ohio and start looking for work!

Here is a detailed look description of both assessments.

Pharmacy Technician Pay in Ohio

Pharmacy technician salary in Ohio is displayed using the latest statistics from the U.S. bureau of labor statistics.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$10.27$14.86$21.98
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OHHourly$9.54$14.13$20.32
Columbus, OHHourly$10.12$14.05$18.90
Akron, OHHourly$10.19$14.04$18.33
Lima, OHHourly$9.35$14.03$18.98
Dayton, OHHourly$9.21$13.43$18.82
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-INHourly$9.66$13.03$19.33
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PAHourly$9.64$12.72$17.17
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OHHourly$9.45$12.60$19.16
West Northwestern OhioHourly$9.61$12.59$17.81
Toledo, OHHourly$9.84$12.56$18.72
Other OhioHourly$9.84$12.42$17.42
Canton-Massillon, OHHourly$9.69$12.25$17.62
Eastern OhioHourly$9.65$12.03$17.15
Wheeling, WV-OHHourly$9.07$11.77$16.98
Mansfield, OHHourly$9.18$11.75$17.57
Springfield, OHHourly$8.85$11.51$17.34
Southern OhioHourly$8.88$11.13$16.30

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