Oklahoma is one of the few states in the country that have no private pharmacy schools. It hosts two different schools in two different areas. Both of them are public and part of two world renowned universities. Both institutions train around 35,000 students. None of them is religiously affiliated either.
When compared to other different states, the universities from Oklahoma are relatively new. The Southwestern Oklahoma State University was established in 1901, while the University of Oklahoma opened in 1890.
The first one is better known for its excellent rankings, while the second one has gained some positive reputation through the amazing football results.
Sadly enough for pharmacists in Oklahoma, the fact that they have two schools at their disposal is not too helpful. The average salary is almost two times smaller than the national average – around $40,000. This state ranks in the top three when it comes to the lowest paid pharmacists in the country. Hospital pharmacy technicians are the less fortunate professionals. They rarely get over $27,000 a year. On the other hand, transplant pharmacists seem to be lucky enough with over $204,000 a year. Obviously, the position plays a very important role in the process.