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Pharmacy Aides
(SOC Code : 31-9095)
in Napa County

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.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Short-term on-the-job training .

Napa County is the same as Napa MSA.
Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
Napa MSA20151st Qtr$20.18$16.46$18.55$25.71

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
Napa County 2012 - 2022505000.01

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in Napa County
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Offices of Physicians 2209.1%
Grocery Stores 584.2%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 43.5%
Outpatient Care Centers 452.9%

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Data for Training Programs not available.

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Operate cash register to process cash or credit sales.
Prepare prescription labels by typing or operating a computer and printer.
Accept prescriptions for filling, gathering and processing necessary information.
Answer telephone inquiries, referring callers to pharmacist when necessary.
Greet customers and help them locate merchandise.
Receive, store, and inventory pharmaceutical supplies or medications, check for out-dated medications, and notify pharmacist when inventory levels are low.
Unpack, sort, count, and label incoming merchandise, including items requiring special handling or refrigeration.
Prepare, maintain, and record records of inventories, receipts, purchases, or deliveries, using a variety of computer screen formats.
Maintain and clean equipment, work areas, or shelves.
Perform clerical tasks, such as filing, compiling and maintaining prescription records, or composing letters.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

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Alternate Titles
Dispensary Attendants; Drug Clerks; Pharmacist Assistants; Pharmacy Clerks; Prescription Clerks
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