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Pharmacist (US)
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Pharmacist (US)

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.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Review prescriptions to assure accuracy, to ascertain the needed ingredients, and to evaluate their suitability.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - use chemical testing or analysis procedures
  • Provide information and advice regarding drug interactions, side effects, dosage, and proper medication storage.
  • Interacting With Computers - use computers to enter, access or retrieve data
  • Getting Information - collect scientific or technical data
  • Maintain records, such as pharmacy files, patient profiles, charge system files, inventories, control records for radioactive nuclei, or registries of poisons, narcotics, or controlled drugs.
  • Processing Information - calculate medical dosages
  • Work in hospitals or clinics or for Health Management Organizations (HMOs), dispensing prescriptions, serving as a medical team consultant, or specializing in specific drug therapy areas, such as oncology or nuclear pharmacotherapy.

About the test

The HR Avatar Pharmacist (US) 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 Pharmacist (US) 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. This test also contains an automatically-scored essay component. Writing is a key skill for many jobs and also demonstrates the ability to generate, organize, and communicate relevant ideas effectively.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Multitasking
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Health Care Administration (US)
  • Writing
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Expressive and Outgoing
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Self-Control
  • Empathy
Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure

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:29-1051.00
Simulation Context:Medium-Level General Business/Office
O*Net Context:Healthcare Practitioners and Technical
Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
Note:This test contains questions that are difficult to complete on small screens. A large screen device, such as a laptop, desktop, or tablet is recommended. Test-takers using small devices will be advised to optionally change to a larger screen device.
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$87,120 or less
Bottom 25%:
$109,400 or less
$122,230 (Average)
Top 25%:
$138,920 or more
Top 10%:
$157,950 or more

US Employment Statistics
2024 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:7,840

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • English Language
  • Biology
  • Law and Government
  • Administration and Management
Top Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Service Orientation
  • Monitoring
  • Instructing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Writing
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Written Comprehension
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Near Vision
  • Oral Expression
  • Speech Clarity
  • Written Expression
  • Deductive Reasoning
Education Requirements
Bachelor's Degree:
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate:
Master's Degree:
Professional Degree:
Doctoral Degree:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
1 - 3 Months:
3 - 6 Months:
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 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: Apothecary, Clinical Pharmacist, Doctor of Pharmacy, Druggist, Hospital Pharmacist, Industrial Pharmacist, Outpatient Pharmacy Manager, Pharmacist, Pharmacist Apprentice, Pharmacist in Charge (PIC), Pharmacist in Charge, Owner (PIC, Owner), Pharmacy Consultant, Pharmacy Director, Pharmacy Informaticist, Pharmacy Intern, Pharmacy Manager, Pharmacy Services Director, Prescriptionist, Radiopharmacist, Registered Pharmacist, Retail Pharmacist, Staff Pharmacist, Staff Pharmacist, Hospital

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  • Review and summarize customer product feedback emails.
  • Calculate a product defect rate.
  • Make a product purchase recommendation.
  • Optimize infrastructure strategy for phone lines.
  • Respond to a customer inquiry.
  • Write a short essay.
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