Pharmacy Aides

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.

Median Annual Wage: $23,200

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Pharmacy Aide; Pharmacy Clerk; Certified Pharmacist Assistant; Pharmacy Assistant; Ancillary; Front Counter Clerk; Pharmacy Cashier; Pharmacy Ancillary; Drug Purchaser; Pharmacist Assistant

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  • Accept prescriptions for filling, gathering and processing necessary information.
  • Operate cash register to process cash or credit sales.
  • Answer telephone inquiries, referring callers to pharmacist when necessary.
  • Receive, store, and inventory pharmaceutical supplies or medications, check for out-dated medications, and notify pharmacist when inventory levels are low.
  • Unpack, sort, count, and label incoming merchandise, including items requiring special handling or refrigeration.
  • Restock storage areas, replenishing items on shelves.
  • Maintain and clean equipment, work areas, or shelves.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Pharmacy Aides.

  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Pharmacy Aides.

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