Pharmacists

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Will "Pharmacists" be replaced by AI & Robots?

There is very little chance of this occupation being replaced by robots/AI. However, our poll suggests a much higher chance of automation: a 56% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

Totally Safe

or 1.2% probability of automation

Projected Growth

3%

by 2024

Median Annual Wage

$122,230

or $58.76 hourly

People Employed

305,510

as of 2016

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How this compares with other jobs: 55 out of 706

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Job description

Dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use. May advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosage, interactions, and side effects of medications.

SOC Code: 29-1051

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Jian Yang (Likely) says
Look at Rite Aid and Central Fill. Look at Walgreens and Shared Screens. Look at Kirby Bauer Machines and other robotic methods of filling RX's. Reducing the number of techs will thereby reduce the overlap of pharmacists, and reduce the number of pharmacists in the field by necessity.
Sep 23, 2019 at 02:01 PM
Lily (Highly likely) says
I think retail pharmacists will be replaced by robots, leaving only scientist working in this field
Aug 17, 2019 at 05:53 AM
PowderBlue (Highly likely) says
Demand for pharmacology
The ingredients of each drug can be recorded
And send it to the cloud
The doctor’s experience can be stored in the cloud
The cloud is very big
Search very quickly
Jul 24, 2019 at 09:57 AM
Violet (Likely) says
They’ll find a way to replace human rPHs sooner than later
Jun 13, 2019 at 09:26 PM
Anon (Small chance) says
AI development isn't going as fast as everyone claims here and even when the technology is ready it will still take almost a decade to be implemented to replace the jobs. Just look at the self driving trucks.
Apr 29, 2019 at 09:47 PM

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