Pharmacy AidesPharmacy Aides help licensed pharmacists with the administrative duties in running a pharmacy.
Aides are clerks or cashiers who answer telephones, handle money, clean pharmacy equipment, stock shelves, and perform other clerical duties.
They work closely with pharmacy technicians.
Aides refer any questions regarding prescriptions, drug information, or health matters to a pharmacist.
Pharmacy Aides maintain patient profiles, prepare insurance claim forms, and stock and take inventory of prescription and over-the-counter medications.
They inform the supervisor of stock needs to ensure that the pharmacy has critical medications available to meet customer needs.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- No history of drug abuse.
- Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
- Strong spelling, reading, and mathematics skills.
- Good manual dexterity.
- Good computer skills.
- Detail oriented.
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Fingerprint clearance may be required by employer.
- Pharmacy Aides Median hourly wage: $10.22
- Average annual wage: $22,570
- Estimated number of Pharmacy Aides in 2002: 8,200
- Estimated number of Pharmacy Aides in 2012: 10,000
- Estimated annual job openings: 330
Possible Career Paths for Pharmacy Aides include becoming a: