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All students enrolled in to pharmacy tech schools in Texas will have to complete accredited training (on the job or formally) and get their CPHT certification to be able to be employed. Many health care jobs in Texas are growing and the field of pharmacy assisting is as well! Follow the 3 steps below and get on your way to becoming a working CPHT in Texas.

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What is the Process to Become a Pharmacy Tech in Texas?

Because certification is mandated by regulation in Texas, you will have to follow all 3 of our steps if you want to become a pharmacy tech in Texas. You will first have to register with the State of Texas Pharmacy Board as a trainee and successfully pass a criminal background check.

Step 1: Only Enroll in to Texas Pharmacy Board Approved Training

Making sure your selected school is accredited is vital for your future success in Texas as a pharmacy technician. On the job training is great too, as long as the training is approved by the Texas Pharmacy Board. Below is the complete list of accredited pharmacy technician schools in Texas.

Accredited Pharmacy Tech Schools in Texas

Alvin Community College
3110 Mustang Rd Alvin TX 77511-4898

Austin Community College District
5930 Middle Fiskville Rd Austin TX 78752

Vernon College
4400 College Dr. Vernon TX 76384-4092

Northwest Vista College
3535 N. Ellison Drive San Antonio TX 78251

Houston Community College
3100 Main Street Houston TX 77002

Lamar Institute of Technology
855 E Lavaca Beaumont TX 77705

El Paso Community College
9050 Viscount Blvd El Paso TX 79925

Navarro College
3200 W 7th Avenue Corsicana TX 75110

Southern Careers Institute-Pharr
1500 N. Jackson Rd Pharr TX 78577

Remington College-Fort Worth Campus
300 E. Loop 820 Fort Worth TX 76112-1225

National American University-Austin
13801 Burnet Road, Suite 300 Austin TX 78727-1208

Pima Medical Institute-Houston
10201 Katy Freeway Houston TX 77024

Remington College-Houston Southeast Campus
20985 Interstate 45 South Webster TX 77598

CCI Training Center-Arlington
770 E. Road To Six Flags # 140 Arlington TX 76011

Southern Careers Institute-Austin
1701 W Ben White Blvd, Ste 100 Austin TX 78744

Milan Institute-Amarillo
7001 I-40 West Amarillo TX 79106

Southern Careers Institute-San Antonio
6963 NW Loop 410 San Antonio TX 78238-4114

Remington College-Dallas Campus
1800 Eastgate Dr Garland TX 75041

College of the Mainland
1200 Amburn Road Texas City TX 77591-2499

South Texas College
3201 W Pecan Mcallen TX 78502-9701

Brown Mackie College-San Antonio
4715 Fredericksburg Rd Ste 520 San Antonio TX 78229

Angelina College
3500 South First Lufkin TX 75902-1768

Texarkana College
2500 N Robison Rd Texarkana TX 75599

RGV Careers
1200 West Polk Avenue Pharr TX 78577-2106

Amarillo College
2011 S. Washington Amarillo TX 79109

Southern Careers Institute-San Antonio
238 SW Military Drive, Suite 101 San Antonio TX 78221

Southwest School of Business and Technical Careers-San Antonio
229 SW Military Drive San Antonio TX 78221-0138

Lamar State College-Orange
410 Front St Orange TX 77630

The Healthcare Institute
1822 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio TX 78201-5035

Lone Star College System
5000 Research Forest Drive The Woodlands TX 77381-4399

Texas State Technical College
3801 Campus Drive Waco TX 76705

Northwest Educational Center
2910 Antoine B-100 Houston TX 77092

Cisco College
101 College Heights Cisco TX 76437

Pima Medical Institute-El Paso
6926 Gateway Boulevard El Paso TX 79915-1525

San Jacinto Community College
8060 Spencer Hwy Pasadena TX 77505

Del Mar College
101 Baldwin Blvd. Corpus Christi TX 78404-3897

Odessa College
201 W University Blvd Odessa TX 79764

Carrington College-Mesquite
3733 W. Emporium Circle Mesquite TX 75150-6509

San Antonio College
1819 N. Main Ave., San Antonio TX 78212-3941

Southern Careers Institute-Corpus Christi
2422 Airline Road Corpus Christi TX 78414

Remington College-North Houston Campus
11310 Greens Crossing Blvd, Ste 300 Houston TX 77067

Step 2: Fulfill all Training Demands and Finish the Program

To move on towards certification in Texas, candidates will have pass accredited pharmacy tech training or get approved on the job training in the state of Texas. After that, they will have to register for the ExCPT or the PTCE exam (you choose which one to take).

Step 3: Successfully pass the PTCE or ExCPT examination

After registering for the exam of your choosing (PTCE or ExCPT) and passing on of the tests, you can register with the Texas Pharmacy Board and actually become a certified pharmacy technician in the state of Texas.

Here is a quick breakdown of the two assessments.

What Does a Pharmacy Technician Make in Texas?

See the data on pharmacy assistant salary and pay across the state of Texas is listed below.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$10.27$14.86$21.98
Yearly$21,370 $30,920 $45,710
Yearly$22,970 $32,740 $44,660
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TXHourly$11.96$17.31$22.54
Yearly$24,870 $36,000 $46,890
Waco, TXHourly$12.42$17.28$22.60
Yearly$25,840 $35,950 $47,010
Odessa, TXHourly$12.24$16.69$21.21
Yearly$25,460 $34,710 $44,120
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TXHourly$11.53$16.63$22.10
Yearly$23,970 $34,600 $45,960
Victoria, TXHourly$11.36$16.62$19.25
Yearly$23,630 $34,570 $40,040
Midland, TXHourly$12.35$16.54$19.92
Yearly$25,690 $34,400 $41,440
Central TexasHourly$11.03$16.41$21.50
Yearly$22,930 $34,120 $44,720
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TXHourly$11.61$16.06$21.81
Yearly$24,150 $33,400 $45,370
Amarillo, TXHourly$12.07$16.03$22.51
Yearly$25,100 $33,340 $46,830
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TXHourly$10.68$15.67$20.07
Yearly$22,210 $32,600 $41,740
Gulf Coast TexasHourly$10.10$15.66$21.28
Yearly$21,010 $32,560 $44,270
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TXHourly$11.01$15.63$22.25
Yearly$22,910 $32,520 $46,290
San Angelo, TXHourly$11.16$15.50$22.46
Yearly$23,210 $32,240 $46,720
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TXHourly$11.12$15.25$20.42
Yearly$23,140 $31,710 $42,480
El Paso, TXHourly$11.01$15.21$19.63
Yearly$22,900 $31,640 $40,830
Northwestern TexasHourly$10.18$15.03$19.21
Yearly$21,170 $31,260 $39,970
Brownsville-Harlingen, TXHourly$9.92$15.02$21.52
Yearly$20,630 $31,240 $44,770
Fort Worth-Arlington, TXHourly$11.12$14.97$20.83
Yearly$23,140 $31,140 $43,330
College Station-Bryan, TXHourly$10.73$14.78$20.29
Yearly$22,320 $30,740 $42,200
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TXHourly$10.89$14.75$18.57
Yearly$22,660 $30,670 $38,630
Abilene, TXHourly$10.87$14.68$19.85
Yearly$22,610 $30,530 $41,280
Corpus Christi, TXHourly$10.48$14.66$19.10
Yearly$21,800 $30,500 $39,720
North Central TexasHourly$10.35$14.64$21.41
Yearly$21,530 $30,460 $44,540
Wichita Falls, TXHourly$10.73$14.51$19.20
Yearly$22,320 $30,190 $39,940
Texarkana, TX-Texarkana, ARHourly$11.17$14.50$18.70
Yearly$23,230 $30,160 $38,890
Laredo, TXHourly$10.24$14.32$18.66
Yearly$21,290 $29,780 $38,800
Lubbock, TXHourly$10.79$14.30$19.35
Yearly$22,450 $29,740 $40,240
Eastern TexasHourly$10.33$13.91$18.23
Yearly$21,490 $28,940 $37,910
Tyler, TXHourly$10.40$13.88$18.44
Yearly$21,640 $28,870 $38,350
Longview, TXHourly$10.28$13.81$19.57
Yearly$21,390 $28,710 $40,700
Sherman-Denison, TXHourly$9.44$13.71$18.67
Yearly$19,630 $28,520 $38,820
Southern TexasHourly$8.43$13.57$19.02
Yearly$17,530 $28,220 $39,550

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