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Top Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician - Best College Rankings

Schools of pharmacy are generally categorized as a quasi-medical school along with dental schools and schools of nursing. The top pharmacy schools are included in the US News & World Report annual survey of colleges, universities and graduate schools.

Today pharmacy students must complete a four year course of study at an accredited pharmacy school. Graduates are awarded the Doctor of Pharmacy degree and are eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the United States. Below is a list of the top pharmacy schools in the U.S.

  • University of California/San Francisco
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Texas
  • Ohio State
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Washington
  • Purdue
  • University of Arizona

Pharmacy technician schools offer a training program that can lead to certification by either the Institute of Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ICPT) or the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). Certification is a relatively recent development, having become a reality over the past fifteen years, but many employers look for certification when hiring for a pharmacy technician job. Training programs can take up to a year and are offered at community colleges and a number of excellent vocational and online schools. Below is a list of excellent pharmacy technician training sources.

  • Kaplan University
  • Ivy Tech College
  • Sanford Brown College
  • California State University (Cal State) Fullerton
  • Rio Solado College
  • Brown-Mackie College
  • Cal State San Diego
  • Columbus State College
  • Altierus Career College
  • Cal State/Los Angeles
  • Cal State/East Bay

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