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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

  • 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

Tasks

  • 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  • Receive, store, and inventory pharmaceutical supplies or medications, check for out-of-date medications, and notify pharmacist when inventory levels are low.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

  • Aerospace Medical Service (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Craftsman, Dental Hygienist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Journeyman, Dental Hygienist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • 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)
  • Pharmacy Technician (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Pharmacist Assistant