Pharmacy Aides

Also called: Certified Pharmacist Assistant, Pharmacy Aide, Pharmacy Assistant, Pharmacy Clerk,



What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • Greet customers and help them locate merchandise.
  • Accept prescriptions for filling, gathering and processing necessary information.
  • Operate cash register to process cash or credit sales.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Dependability

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
  • high school diploma/GED
  • certificate after high school
usually needed

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$27,850
$20,300
$46,500

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What they do:
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.

On the job, you would:
  • Greet customers and help them locate merchandise.
  • Accept prescriptions for filling, gathering and processing necessary information.
  • Operate cash register to process cash or credit sales.

KNOWLEDGE

Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

ABILITIES

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Dependability

TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook

EDUCATION

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
  • high school diploma/GED
  • certificate after high school
usually needed

JOB OUTLOOK

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$27,850
$20,300
$46,500

EXPLORE MORE