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