Career Profile – Pharmacy Aide

pharmacy aidePharmacy aides perform administrative duties in pharmacies. Aides often are clerks or cashiers who primarily answer telephones, handle money, stock shelves, and perform other clerical duties.

They work closely with pharmacy technicians. Pharmacy technicians usually perform more complex tasks than do aides, although in some States the duties and titles of the jobs overlap.

Common responsibilities include:

  • Answering phone inquiries from customers
  • Stocking shelves and inventory
  • Cash register duties
  • Assisting pharmacy technicians

Pharmacy aides don’t need any formal education but it is usually preferred that they have a High School diploma. As an entry level job, prospects are decent. Earnings average between $7 and $11 per hour.

Related Pages:
College and School Programs – Healthcare and Medical

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor

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