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