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