Pharmacy Aides

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
75%
risk level
POLLING
65%
Based on 20 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
-2.9 %
by year 2032
WAGES
$33,270
or $15.99 per hour
Volume
43,230
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
1.8/10

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Automation risk

75% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Finger Dexterity

User poll

65% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 75% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Pharmacy Aides will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Pharmacy Aides' job openings is expected to decline 2.9% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Pharmacy Aides' was $33,270, or $15 per hour

'Pharmacy Aides' were paid 28.2% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 43,230 people employed as 'Pharmacy Aides' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 3 thousand people are employed as 'Pharmacy Aides'.

Job 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.

SOC Code: 31-9095.00

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