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