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Technician - Pharmacy
Technician - Pharmacy
Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment

Technician - Pharmacy

Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Receive written prescription or refill requests and verify that information is complete and accurate.
  • Prepack bulk medicines, fill bottles with prescribed medications, and type and affix labels.
  • Answer telephones, responding to questions or requests.
  • Prepare and process medical insurance claim forms and records.
  • Maintain proper storage and security conditions for drugs.
  • Assist customers by answering simple questions, locating items, or referring them to the pharmacist for medication information.
  • Price and file prescriptions that have been filled.
  • Establish or maintain patient profiles, including lists of medications taken by individual patients.

About the test

The HR Avatar Technician - Pharmacy Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Technician - Pharmacy test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Expressive and Outgoing
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:29-2052.00
Simulation Context:Technician-Oriented
O*Net Context:Healthcare Practitioners and Technical
Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$21,370 or less
Bottom 25%:
$25,170 or less
$30,920 (Average)
Top 25%:
$37,780 or more
Top 10%:
$45,710 or more

Hourly US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$10.27 or less
Bottom 25%:
$12.10 or less
$14.86 (Average)
Top 25%:
$18.16 or more
Top 10%:
$21.98 or more

US Employment Statistics
2024 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:7,159

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Clerical
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Law and Government
Top Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Monitoring
  • Service Orientation
  • Time Management
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Near Vision
  • Written Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Speech Recognition
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Information Ordering
  • Category Flexibility
Education Requirements
No High School Diploma:
High School Diploma:
Post-Secondary Certificate:
Some College:
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
Less than 1 Month:
1 - 3 Months:
3 - 6 Months:
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
4 - 6 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Accredited Pharmacy Technician, Billing and Quality Technician, Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT), Compounding Technician, Drug Coordinator, Lead Pharmacy Tech, Certified Pharmacy Technician (Lead Pharmacy Tech, CPhT), Lead Pharmacy Technician (Lead Pharmacy Tech), Pharmacist Assistant, Pharmacist Technician, Pharmacy Laboratory Technician, Pharmacy Technician (Pharmacy Tech), Pharmacy Technologist, Senior Pharmacy Technician, Technician, Technician, Inventory Specialist

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Complete a supplies order.
  • Ensure that measurements follow standard guidelines.
  • Be able to identify procedural violations.
  • Estimate the defect rate for a product.
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