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