North Dakota

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


In preparing our inaugural list of the top pharmacy schools in the Midwest, we considered dozens of schools in the US that offered pharmacy programs.  Our goal with this list is to give students access to information so they can make informed decisions about the schools they choose to attend and the programs they pursue. Our motivation for publishing these rankings is simple. We frequently receive emails from young people -many of whom are already working as pharmacy technicians- asking for advice as to which pharmacy schools they should consider. Our hope is that this list is a starting point for aspiring pharmacists to discover the schools that are the best fit for them. 

The criteria we used in making this list consists, in no particular order, of the following: academic reputation, admission selectivity, depth and breadth of the program and faculty, size and scope of the pharm school class, and value as it relates to tuition. All data used on our rankings was obtained from publicly available sources.

Like any list, ours is not perfect and is open for debate. There is no single opinion that trumps all when it comes to which school is the “best”. Ultimately every student has different needs regarding the type and academic rigor of a program, campus culture, as well as cost, lifestyle, and career focus. Hence the notion that we consider these lists a starting point for aspiring pharmacists in the search for the appropriate program that meets their needs. 

Pharmacy technician employment and salary trends, and career opportunities in North Dakota


North Dakota is home to more than 700 salaried pharmacy technicians. This means, less than one percent of the nation’s 334,400 salaried technicians live in The Peace Garden State. Although North Dakota has one of the smallest populations of pharmacy technicians, the salaried talent pool has grown significantly since 2006. In addition to employment growth, aspiring pharmacy technicians choose North Dakota for:

North Dakota pharmacy technician training programs

In the State of North Dakota, all pharmacy technicians must register with the North Dakota Board of Pharmacy. To be eligible to register, aspiring pharmacy technicians must fulfill certain education or training requirements. According to the official North Dakota Board of Pharmacy, the individual must have completed one of the following requirements:

Requirements to become a pharmacy technician in North Dakota

According to demographic information recently collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, pharmacies in the state of North Dakota currently employ about 730 full time professional pharmacy technicians at roughly 160 hospital and retail pharmacies located throughout the state.  However, as of June 1st, 2012, only 470 North Dakota pharmacy technicians are technically licensed.  Many are trainees awaiting certification.  Some are pharmacy interns.  Others were “grandfathered” into the industry through years of practical experience.  Regulations and guidelines pertaining to pharmacy technicians vary from state to state.

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