Will “Pharmacy Ancillary” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
72% Chance of Automation
“Pharmacy Ancillary” 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 Aide
- Pharmacist Assistant
- Front Counter Clerk
- Drug Purchaser
- Certified Pharmacist Assistant
- Prescription Clerk
- Pharmacy Helper
- Pharmacy Ancillary
- Pharmacist's Aide
- Pharmacist Helper
- Pharmacist Aide
- Drug Clerk
- Dispensary Attendant
Tasks for “Pharmacy Ancillary”
- Prepare prescription labels by typing or operating a computer and printer.
- Unpack, sort, count, and label incoming merchandise, including items requiring special handling or refrigeration.
- 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.
- Restock storage areas, replenishing items on shelves.
- Calculate anticipated drug usage for a prescribed period.
- 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.
- Answer telephone inquiries, referring callers to pharmacist when necessary.
- Accept prescriptions for filling, gathering and processing necessary information.
- Provide customers with information about the uses, effects, or interactions of drugs.
- Perform clerical tasks, such as filing, compiling and maintaining prescription records, or composing letters.
- Deliver medication to treatment areas, living units, residences, or clinics, using various means of transportation.
- Maintain and clean equipment, work areas, or shelves.
- Greet customers and help them locate merchandise.
- 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.
Related Technology & Tools
- Desktop computers
- Personal computers
- Laser printers
- Tablet counting machines
- Credit card processing machines
- Laboratory blending or mixing equipment
- HEPA filtered biosafety cabinets
- Automatic unit dose strip packaging machines
- Multi-line telephone systems
- Laminar flow hoods
- Label printing machines
- Solid unit dose packaging machines
- Liquid dose packaging machines
- Cash registers
- Capsule counting machines
- Word processing software
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Office
- Database software
- Spreadsheet software