New Hampshire

What you need to know about becoming a Pharmacy Technician in New Hampshire, including New Hampshire licensing and training requirements, schools & colleges offering pharmacy technician programs and employment and salary trends for pharmacy techs in New Hampshire (NH).

Pharmacy technician employment and salary trends, and career opportunities in New Hampshire


New Hampshire is home to 1,500 salaried pharmacy technicians. This means, less than one percent of the nation’s 334,400 salaried technicians live in The Granite State. The pharmacy technician population may be small here, but the state has seen ample increases employment and salary growth in this field. Besides employment and salary growth, aspiring pharmacy technicians choose New Hampshire for:

  • The opportunity to work at renowned facilities such as Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Concord Hospital, and Portsmouth Regional Hospital (all high performing and/or nationally ranked in multiple specialties)
  • Access to more than a dozen other outstanding hospitals
  • Access to dozens of competitive health care and pharmacy technician training programs
New Hampshire pharmacy technician training programs

The State of New Hampshire Board of Pharmacy has a number of requirements for pharmacy technicians. First, all pharmacy technicians must register with the Board in order to be employed by a pharmacy and “assist in performing, under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, manipulative, non-discretionary functions associated with the practice of pharmacy and other such duties and subject to such restrictions as the Board has specified.” Next, all pharmacy technicians must renew registration annually on March 31.

Requirements to become a pharmacy technician in New Hampshire

As of June 1st, 2012, the state of New Hampshire runs roughly 250 retail and hospital pharmacies within its borders.  Altogether, they employ an estimated 1,600 full time pharmacy technicians, according to data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  However, less than 700 of them are state Board certified and hold current, up-to-date licenses.  Many local pharmacists only hire licensed assistants, but guidelines regarding the employment and activities of pharmacy technicians vary from state to state.

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