South Dakota

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

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


South Dakota is home to more than 1,000 salaried pharmacy technicians. This means, less than one percent of the nation’s 334,400 salaried technicians live in Mount Rushmore State. The good news is, the small population of technicians has created a greater demand, so employment and salaries are on the rise. In addition to employment and salary growth, aspiring pharmacy technicians choose South Dakota for:

South Dakota pharmacy technician training programs

The South Dakota Board of Pharmacy requires all practicing technicians and students (prior to on-site practical training) to register. The Board requires registration in order to identify, monitor, and discipline pharmacy technicians. The agency makes it clear that registration “does not include any determination by the Board of the competency of the registered individual.” For this reason, and many others, registration is not enough for most employers.

Requirements to become a pharmacy technician in South Dakota

As of June 1st, 2012, the state of South Dakota is home to more than 175 retail and institutional pharmacies.  Altogether, they support approximately 1,080 full time pharmacy technicians, according to demographic employment data recently collected by the U.S.

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