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Pharmacy Aides - 31-9095.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Ancillary
  • Certified Pharmacist Assistant
  • Drug Purchaser
  • Front Counter Clerk
  • Pharmacist Assistant
  • Pharmacy Aide
  • Pharmacy Ancillary
  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Pharmacy Cashier
  • Pharmacy Clerk

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Accept prescriptions for filling, gathering and processing necessary information.
  • Answer telephone inquiries, referring callers to pharmacist when necessary.
  • Calculate anticipated drug usage for a prescribed period.
  • Compound, package, and label pharmaceutical products, under direction of pharmacist.
  • Deliver medication to treatment areas, living units, residences, or clinics, using various means of transportation.
  • Greet customers and help them locate merchandise.
  • Maintain and clean equipment, work areas, or shelves.
  • Operate capsule or tablet counting machine that automatically distributes a certain number of capsules or tablets into smaller containers.
  • Operate cash register to process cash or credit sales.
  • Perform clerical tasks, such as filing, compiling and maintaining prescription records, or composing letters.
  • Prepare prescription labels by typing or operating a computer and printer.
  • 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.
  • Provide customers with information about the uses, effects, or interactions of drugs.
  • Receive, store, and inventory pharmaceutical supplies or medications, check for out-dated medications, and notify pharmacist when inventory levels are low.
  • Restock storage areas, replenishing items on shelves.
  • Unpack, sort, count, and label incoming merchandise, including items requiring special handling or refrigeration.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Clean medical equipment.
  • Control prescription refills or authorizations.
  • Explain technical medical information to patients.
  • Inventory medical supplies or equipment.
  • Maintain medical equipment or instruments.
  • Maintain medical records.
  • Operate medical equipment.
  • Perform clerical work in medical settings.
  • Process medical billing information.
  • Stock medical or patient care supplies.
  • Transport biological or other medical materials.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Health Services Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Hospital Corpsman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Pharmacy (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pharmacy Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pharmacy Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pharmacy Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pharmacy Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pharmacy Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Pharmacy Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Pharmacist Assistant