Will “Drug Clerk” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
72% Chance of Automation
“Drug Clerk” will maybe be replaced by robots.
This job is ranked #394 out of #702. A higher ranking (i.e., a lower number) means the job is less likely to be replaced.
Record drugs delivered to the pharmacy, store incoming merchandise, and inform the supervisor of stock needs. May operate cash register and accept prescriptions for filling.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 31-9095.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 28,420.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 13.00
- Currently, there are 36,660 people on this job
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Pharmacy Aides”.
Also Known As…
- Pharmacy Aides
- Pharmacy Clerk
- Pharmacy Cashier
- Pharmacy Assistant
- Pharmacy Ancillary
- Pharmacy Aide
- Pharmacist Assistant
- Front Counter Clerk
- Drug Purchaser
- Certified Pharmacist Assistant
- Prescription Clerk
- Pharmacy Helper
- Pharmacist's Aide
- Pharmacist Helper
- Pharmacist Aide
- Dispensary Attendant
Tasks for “Drug Clerk”
- Answer telephone inquiries, referring callers to pharmacist when necessary.
- Perform clerical tasks, such as filing, compiling and maintaining prescription records, or composing letters.
- Prepare, maintain, and record records of inventories, receipts, purchases, or deliveries, using a variety of computer screen formats.
- Operate cash register to process cash or credit sales.
- Prepare prescription labels by typing or operating a computer and printer.
- Provide customers with information about the uses, effects, or interactions of drugs.
- Accept prescriptions for filling, gathering and processing necessary information.
- Operate capsule or tablet counting machine that automatically distributes a certain number of capsules or tablets into smaller containers.
- Restock storage areas, replenishing items on shelves.
- Maintain and clean equipment, work areas, or shelves.
- Greet customers and help them locate merchandise.
- Process medical insurance claims, posting bill amounts and calculating copayments.
- Receive, store, and inventory pharmaceutical supplies or medications, check for out-dated medications, and notify pharmacist when inventory levels are low.
- Unpack, sort, count, and label incoming merchandise, including items requiring special handling or refrigeration.
- Calculate anticipated drug usage for a prescribed period.
- Deliver medication to treatment areas, living units, residences, or clinics, using various means of transportation.
- Compound, package, and label pharmaceutical products, under direction of pharmacist.
Related Technology & Tools
- Laminar flow hoods
- Solid unit dose packaging machines
- Capsule counting machines
- Laboratory blending or mixing equipment
- Multi-line telephone systems
- Laser printers
- Tablet counting machines
- Automatic unit dose strip packaging machines
- HEPA filtered biosafety cabinets
- Desktop computers
- Cash registers
- Liquid dose packaging machines
- Personal computers
- Credit card processing machines
- Label printing machines
- Spreadsheet software
- Microsoft Office
- Microsoft Excel
- Word processing software
- Database software
- Microsoft Word