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


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 Wisconsin


Wisconsin is home to more than 7,000 salaried pharmacy technicians. This means, more than 2 percent of the nation’s 334,400 salaried technicians reside in The Badger State State. Aspiring pharmacy technicians choose Wisconsin for:

Wisconsin pharmacy technician training programs

The State of Wisconsin Department of Professional Services, Pharmacy Examining Board does not specify requirements for aspiring pharmacy technicians. This means completion of a pharmacy technician training program and certification are completely voluntary. Although you do not need a degree or certification to become a pharmacy technician in the state of Wisconsin, most top employers prefer a certificate or degree, certification, and some experience in the field.

Requirements to become a pharmacy technician in Wisconsin

As of June 1st, 2012, there are more than a thousand hospital and retail pharmacies scattered throughout the state of Wisconsin.  According to data recently made available form the Bureau of Labor Statistics, pharmacies in Wisconsin currently employ approximately 7,420 full time professional pharmacy technicians.  Of these, roughly three thousand are neither licensed nor Board certified.  This is, however, more often based on administrative technicalities than on a lack of training among pharmacy technicians.  Pharmacists clearly prefer licensed technicians.  Most pharmacy technicians who a

Subscribe to