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Pharmacy Aides

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

Where in the Army? In the Army: Pharmacy Specialist

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.


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


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


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


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


You might use software like this on the job:

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


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

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