Will “Prescription Clerk” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
72% Chance of Automation
“Prescription Clerk” will maybe be replaced by robots.
This job is ranked #394 out of #702, where higher means 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
- Pharmacy Helper
- Pharmacist's Aide
- Pharmacist Helper
- Pharmacist Aide
- Drug Clerk
- Dispensary Attendant
Tasks for “Prescription Clerk”
- Restock storage areas, replenishing items on shelves.
- Maintain and clean equipment, work areas, or shelves.
- Prepare prescription labels by typing or operating a computer and printer.
- 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.
- Provide customers with information about the uses, effects, or interactions of drugs.
- Unpack, sort, count, and label incoming merchandise, including items requiring special handling or refrigeration.
- Operate cash register to process cash or credit sales.
- Calculate anticipated drug usage for a prescribed period.
- Perform clerical tasks, such as filing, compiling and maintaining prescription records, or composing letters.
- Process medical insurance claims, posting bill amounts and calculating copayments.
- Prepare, maintain, and record records of inventories, receipts, purchases, or deliveries, using a variety of computer screen formats.
- Answer telephone inquiries, referring callers to pharmacist when necessary.
- Receive, store, and inventory pharmaceutical supplies or medications, check for out-dated medications, and notify pharmacist when inventory levels are low.
- Accept prescriptions for filling, gathering and processing necessary information.
- Deliver medication to treatment areas, living units, residences, or clinics, using various means of transportation.
- Greet customers and help them locate merchandise.
Related Technology & Tools
- Credit card processing machines
- HEPA filtered biosafety cabinets
- Capsule counting machines
- Personal computers
- Tablet counting machines
- Desktop computers
- Label printing machines
- Automatic unit dose strip packaging machines
- Multi-line telephone systems
- Laboratory blending or mixing equipment
- Laminar flow hoods
- Cash registers
- Solid unit dose packaging machines
- Liquid dose packaging machines
- Laser printers
- Microsoft Office
- Microsoft Excel
- Word processing software
- Database software
- Microsoft Word
- Spreadsheet software