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Overview

All Pharmacists

  • $1,862 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 29,600 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 68% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 34 years Average age
  • 62% female Gender Share

Pharmacists ensure safe and quality use of medicines, and optimise health outcomes by contributing to selecting, prescribing, monitoring and evaluating medicine therapy, and researching, testing and developing pharmaceuticals and medical products.

You need a bachelor degree in pharmacy to work as a Pharmacist. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

Tasks
  • receiving prescriptions, checking patients' medicine histories, and ensuring optimal dosage and methods of administration and drug compatibility before dispensing
  • preparing or supervising the preparation and labelling of liquid medicines, ointments, powders, tablets and other medications to fill prescriptions
  • advising prescribers on drug incompatibility and contra-indications
  • reviewing and monitoring the medicine therapy of individual patients, and assessing the effectiveness of the total medicine therapy
  • maintaining prescription files and recording issue of narcotics, poisons and habit-forming drugs
  • storing and preserving vaccines, serums and other drugs subject to deterioration
  • supplying non-prescription medicines, and diagnostic and therapeutic aids
  • supervising and coordinating the work of Pharmacy Technicians, pharmacy interns and Pharmacy Sales Assistants
  • conducting research to develop and improve pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and related chemical products
  • conferring with Chemists, Engineering Professionals and other professionals about manufacturing techniques and ingredients
  • testing and analysing drugs to determine their identity, purity and strength in relation to specified standards
  • developing standards for drugs used in pharmaceuticals

Prospects

Pathways

You need a bachelor degree in pharmacy to work as a Pharmacist. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

Registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia is required.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Pharmacists who can connect with others, provide good customer service and have good communication skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    72% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  2. Psychology

    67% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  3. Chemistry

    66% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  4. Medicine and dentistry

    65% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  5. Mathematics

    62% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Biology

    58% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  7. Clerical

    57% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  8. Computers and electronics

    54% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  9. Therapy and counselling

    54% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  10. Education and training

    53% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  11. English language

    51% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  12. Administration and management

    49% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  13. Law and government

    49% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  14. Production and processing

    41% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  15. Personnel and human resources

    37% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  16. Sales and marketing

    36% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  17. Economics and accounting

    28% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  18. Public safety and security

    27% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  19. Communications and media

    27% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  20. Telecommunications

    21% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Critical thinking

    63% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  3. Active listening

    61% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  4. Monitoring

    61% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  5. Speaking

    59% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  7. Instructing

    55% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  8. Active learning

    55% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  9. Judgment and decision making

    54% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  10. Science

    54% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  11. Serving others

    54% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  12. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  14. Time management

    52% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  15. Complex problem solving

    50% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  16. Management of personnel resources

    50% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  17. Learning strategies

    50% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  18. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  19. Negotiation

    43% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Systems analysis

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Near vision

    66% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  3. Oral expression

    66% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Written comprehension

    66% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Written expression

    64% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  6. Categorising

    59% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  7. Inductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  8. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  9. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  11. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Speech clarity

    52% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Working with numbers

    52% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  14. Mathematics

    50% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  15. Brainstorming

    45% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  16. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Colour discrimination

    43% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  18. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  19. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  20. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    82% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  2. Collecting and organising information

    81% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  3. Looking for changes over time

    80% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  4. Checking compliance with standards

    71% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    69% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  6. Building good relationships

    68% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    67% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  8. Making sense of information and ideas

    67% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  9. Helping and caring for others

    67% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  10. Giving expert advice

    66% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  11. Working with the public

    66% Skill level

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  12. Making decisions and solving problems

    65% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  13. Researching and investigating

    65% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Documenting or recording information

    60% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  15. Communicating with the public

    58% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  16. Managing payments and orders

    58% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  17. Explaining things to people

    58% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    58% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  19. Communicating within a team

    56% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  20. Working with computers

    54% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

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Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Indoors, heat controlled

    100% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  2. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Being exact or accurate

    99% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Contact with people

    98% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  6. Consequence of error

    96% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  7. Impact of decisions

    96% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  8. Frequent decision making

    95% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  9. Electronic mail

    95% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  10. Responsible for outcomes

    94% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Repeating same tasks

    90% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  13. Teamwork

    90% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  14. Contact with the public

    89% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  15. Unstructured work

    87% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  16. Time pressure

    87% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  17. Lead or coordinate a team

    84% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  18. Spend time standing

    84% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  19. Angry or unpleasant people

    84% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  20. Disease or infection

    81% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Recognition

    81% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  2. Support

    76% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  3. Relationships

    71% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  4. Achievement

    67% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  5. Independence

    67% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  6. Working conditions

    67% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Analytical

    100% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  2. Administrative

    76% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  3. Helping

    62% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Practical

    48% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  5. Enterprising

    38% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  6. Creative

    19% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1051.00 - Pharmacists.

All Pharmacists

  • $1,862 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 29,600 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 68% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 34 years Average age
  • 62% female Gender Share

Pharmacists ensure safe and quality use of medicines, and optimise health outcomes by contributing to selecting, prescribing, monitoring and evaluating medicine therapy, and researching, testing and developing pharmaceuticals and medical products.

You need a bachelor degree in pharmacy to work as a Pharmacist. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

Tasks
  • receiving prescriptions, checking patients' medicine histories, and ensuring optimal dosage and methods of administration and drug compatibility before dispensing
  • preparing or supervising the preparation and labelling of liquid medicines, ointments, powders, tablets and other medications to fill prescriptions
  • advising prescribers on drug incompatibility and contra-indications
  • reviewing and monitoring the medicine therapy of individual patients, and assessing the effectiveness of the total medicine therapy
  • maintaining prescription files and recording issue of narcotics, poisons and habit-forming drugs
  • storing and preserving vaccines, serums and other drugs subject to deterioration
  • supplying non-prescription medicines, and diagnostic and therapeutic aids
  • supervising and coordinating the work of Pharmacy Technicians, pharmacy interns and Pharmacy Sales Assistants
  • conducting research to develop and improve pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and related chemical products
  • conferring with Chemists, Engineering Professionals and other professionals about manufacturing techniques and ingredients
  • testing and analysing drugs to determine their identity, purity and strength in relation to specified standards
  • developing standards for drugs used in pharmaceuticals

You need a bachelor degree in pharmacy to work as a Pharmacist. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

Registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia is required.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.

Employers look for Pharmacists who can connect with others, provide good customer service and have good communication skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    72% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  2. Psychology

    67% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  3. Chemistry

    66% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  4. Medicine and dentistry

    65% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  5. Mathematics

    62% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Biology

    58% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  7. Clerical

    57% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  8. Computers and electronics

    54% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  9. Therapy and counselling

    54% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  10. Education and training

    53% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  11. English language

    51% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  12. Administration and management

    49% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  13. Law and government

    49% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  14. Production and processing

    41% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  15. Personnel and human resources

    37% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  16. Sales and marketing

    36% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  17. Economics and accounting

    28% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  18. Public safety and security

    27% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  19. Communications and media

    27% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  20. Telecommunications

    21% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Critical thinking

    63% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  3. Active listening

    61% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  4. Monitoring

    61% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  5. Speaking

    59% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  7. Instructing

    55% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  8. Active learning

    55% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  9. Judgment and decision making

    54% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  10. Science

    54% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  11. Serving others

    54% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  12. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  14. Time management

    52% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  15. Complex problem solving

    50% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  16. Management of personnel resources

    50% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  17. Learning strategies

    50% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  18. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  19. Negotiation

    43% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Systems analysis

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Near vision

    66% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  3. Oral expression

    66% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Written comprehension

    66% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Written expression

    64% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  6. Categorising

    59% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  7. Inductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  8. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  9. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  11. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Speech clarity

    52% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Working with numbers

    52% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  14. Mathematics

    50% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  15. Brainstorming

    45% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  16. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Colour discrimination

    43% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  18. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  19. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  20. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    82% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  2. Collecting and organising information

    81% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  3. Looking for changes over time

    80% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  4. Checking compliance with standards

    71% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    69% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  6. Building good relationships

    68% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    67% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  8. Making sense of information and ideas

    67% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  9. Helping and caring for others

    67% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  10. Giving expert advice

    66% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  11. Working with the public

    66% Skill level

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  12. Making decisions and solving problems

    65% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  13. Researching and investigating

    65% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Documenting or recording information

    60% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  15. Communicating with the public

    58% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  16. Managing payments and orders

    58% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  17. Explaining things to people

    58% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    58% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  19. Communicating within a team

    56% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  20. Working with computers

    54% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1051.00 - Pharmacists.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Indoors, heat controlled

    100% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  2. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Being exact or accurate

    99% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Contact with people

    98% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  6. Consequence of error

    96% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  7. Impact of decisions

    96% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  8. Frequent decision making

    95% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  9. Electronic mail

    95% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  10. Responsible for outcomes

    94% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Repeating same tasks

    90% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  13. Teamwork

    90% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  14. Contact with the public

    89% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  15. Unstructured work

    87% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  16. Time pressure

    87% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  17. Lead or coordinate a team

    84% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  18. Spend time standing

    84% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  19. Angry or unpleasant people

    84% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  20. Disease or infection

    81% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Recognition

    81% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  2. Support

    76% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  3. Relationships

    71% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  4. Achievement

    67% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  5. Independence

    67% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  6. Working conditions

    67% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Analytical

    100% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  2. Administrative

    76% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  3. Helping

    62% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Practical

    48% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  5. Enterprising

    38% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  6. Creative

    19% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1051.00 - Pharmacists.
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