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Pharmacy Aides

Also called: Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Clerk, Pharmacy Aide, Ancillary

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:
  • Operate cash register to process cash or credit sales.
  • Prepare prescription labels by typing or operating a computer and printer.
  • Accept prescriptions for filling, gathering and processing necessary information.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions

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:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Concern for Others
  • Cooperation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
Word processing software
Data base user interface and query software
  • Database software

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$22,580
per year, on average
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