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”
- Provide customers with information about the uses, effects, or interactions of drugs.
- Deliver medication to treatment areas, living units, residences, or clinics, using various means of transportation.
- Maintain and clean equipment, work areas, or shelves.
- Receive, store, and inventory pharmaceutical supplies or medications, check for out-dated medications, and notify pharmacist when inventory levels are low.
- Compound, package, and label pharmaceutical products, under direction of pharmacist.
- Operate capsule or tablet counting machine that automatically distributes a certain number of capsules or tablets into smaller containers.
- Calculate anticipated drug usage for a prescribed period.
- Greet customers and help them locate merchandise.
- Accept prescriptions for filling, gathering and processing necessary information.
- Answer telephone inquiries, referring callers to pharmacist when necessary.
- Unpack, sort, count, and label incoming merchandise, including items requiring special handling or refrigeration.
- Prepare prescription labels by typing or operating a computer and printer.
- Restock storage areas, replenishing items on shelves.
- Perform clerical tasks, such as filing, compiling and maintaining prescription records, or composing letters.
- Operate cash register to process cash or credit sales.
- Prepare, maintain, and record records of inventories, receipts, purchases, or deliveries, using a variety of computer screen formats.
- Process medical insurance claims, posting bill amounts and calculating copayments.
Related Technology & Tools
- Laminar flow hoods
- Automatic unit dose strip packaging machines
- Laboratory blending or mixing equipment
- Capsule counting machines
- Laser printers
- Cash registers
- Label printing machines
- Tablet counting machines
- Personal computers
- Multi-line telephone systems
- Solid unit dose packaging machines
- Liquid dose packaging machines
- Desktop computers
- Credit card processing machines
- HEPA filtered biosafety cabinets
- Database software
- Word processing software
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Excel
- Spreadsheet software
- Microsoft Office