Will “Drug Purchaser” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
72% Chance of Automation
“Drug Purchaser” 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
- Certified Pharmacist Assistant
- Prescription Clerk
- Pharmacy Helper
- Pharmacist's Aide
- Pharmacist Helper
- Pharmacist Aide
- Drug Purchaser
- Drug Clerk
- Dispensary Attendant
Tasks for “Drug Purchaser”
- Greet customers and help them locate merchandise.
- Accept prescriptions for filling, gathering and processing necessary information.
- Maintain and clean equipment, work areas, or shelves.
- Perform clerical tasks, such as filing, compiling and maintaining prescription records, or composing letters.
- Calculate anticipated drug usage for a prescribed period.
- Provide customers with information about the uses, effects, or interactions of drugs.
- Process medical insurance claims, posting bill amounts and calculating copayments.
- Answer telephone inquiries, referring callers to pharmacist when necessary.
- Restock storage areas, replenishing items on shelves.
- 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.
- 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.
- Compound, package, and label pharmaceutical products, under direction of pharmacist.
- Deliver medication to treatment areas, living units, residences, or clinics, using various means of transportation.
- Operate capsule or tablet counting machine that automatically distributes a certain number of capsules or tablets into smaller containers.
- Prepare prescription labels by typing or operating a computer and printer.
Related Technology & Tools
- Liquid dose packaging machines
- Laminar flow hoods
- Capsule counting machines
- HEPA filtered biosafety cabinets
- Credit card processing machines
- Laser printers
- Multi-line telephone systems
- Automatic unit dose strip packaging machines
- Tablet counting machines
- Label printing machines
- Cash registers
- Laboratory blending or mixing equipment
- Personal computers
- Solid unit dose packaging machines
- Desktop computers
- Word processing software
- Microsoft Office
- Spreadsheet software
- Microsoft Excel
- Database software
- Microsoft Word