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