Updated: April 2021

What does a 4P0X1 do?

Manages administrative and technical pharmacy activities. Requisitions, stocks, compounds, and dispenses pharmaceuticals. Safeguards controlled drugs. Maintains and operates pharmacy information systems.

Where and How Long is the Tech School For a 4P0X1?

Tech School

62 Days - Ft Sam Houston, TX


Pharmacy Technology

What Does the 4P0X1 Duty Badge Look Like?

Enlisted Medical Badge

What are the Demographics for the 4P0X1 Career Field?







Total: 767

What are the Requirements to Become a 4P0X1?


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50 lbs

  • Normal color vision.
  • Ability to speak distinctly without speech impediment.
  • Ability to keystroke at a rate of 25 words per minute.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.

What are the Duties and Responsibilities For a 4P0X1?

Compounds and dispenses pharmaceuticals. Interprets prescriptions and formulas for appropriateness and conformity with established guidelines. Confers with prescribers or patients on questions to assure desired therapeutic outcome. Performs and verifies pharmaceutical calculations. Selects and prepares drug orders according to accepted standards. Manufactures, labels, and stores preparations according to accepted compendia and reference literature.

Performs inventory control functions. Establishes requirements, requisitions, and stores drugs and equipment. Prepares orders needed for emergency, controlled drug, or other special items. Initiates defective drug product complaints. Processes adverse drug reaction reports.

Plans and organizes pharmacy activities. Develops economical, efficient work methods and operating procedures. Coordinates pharmacy activities with other functional areas. Develops and directs pharmacy quality assurance programs.

Inspects and evaluates pharmacy activities. Conducts periodic inspections of all drug storage and usage areas. Corrects discrepancies and maintains inspection reports.

Develops formulations. Assists in the development of new or modified drug formulations. Maintains current drug information literature for pharmacy and medical staff. Participates in Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee functions.

Performs pharmacy administrative functions. Provides proper maintenance and disposal for all pertinent Air Force and drug records. Prepares and revises Medical Facility Drug Formulary.

Operates and maintains data automation equipment. Performs routine cleaning and maintenance of computer software and hardware. Revises data automation needs in accordance with current technology and availability.

What Are the Specialty Qualifications for a 4P0X1?

Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of: pharmaceutical chemistry; pharmaceutical calculations; pharmacology and medical ethics; pharmacy management; medical administrative procedures; quality assurance; medical supply and local procedures; documentation management.

Education. For entry into this specialty, successful completion of one year of high school or one unit of college algebra in mandatory. Completion of high school or college courses in anatomy, physiology, biology, chemistry, automated data processing, and typing is desirable.

Training. For award of AFSC 4P031, completion of a basic pharmacy course is mandatory.

Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of AFSC indicated:

  • 4P051. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 4P031. Also, experience in preparing, storing, or dispensing medications.
  • 4P071. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 4P051. Also, experience performing or supervising function such as compounding, storing, or dispensing medicinal preparations.
  • 4P091. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 4P071. Also, experience managing functions such as those involved in administrative and technical pharmacy operations.

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What Are the Possible Assignments for 4P031?

  • Barksdale, Louisiana
  • Bolling, District Of Columbia
  • Cannon, New Mexico
  • Columbus, Mississippi
  • Davis-Monthan, Arizona
  • Dover, Delaware
  • Dyess, Texas
  • Eglin, Florida
  • Eielson, Alaska
  • Ellsworth, South Dakota
  • F E Warren, Wyoming
  • Fairchild, Washington
  • Goodfellow AFB, Texas
  • Hill, Utah
  • Holloman, New Mexico
  • Hurlburt Field, Florida
  • JB Andrews, Maryland
  • JB Charleston, South Carolina
  • JB Elmendorf-Rich, Alaska
  • JB Langley-Eustis, Virginia
  • JBSA Lackland, Texas
  • JBSA Randolph, Texas
  • Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey
  • Keesler, Mississippi
  • Kirtland, New Mexico
  • Lakenheath, United Kingdom
  • Landstuhl, Germany
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Luke, Arizona
  • MacDill, Florida
  • Maxwell, Alabama
  • McConnell, Kansas
  • Minot, North Dakota
  • Misawa, Japan
  • Moody, Georgia
  • Mountain Home, Idaho
  • Nellis, Nevada
  • Offutt, Nebraska
  • Ramstein, Germany
  • Robins, Georgia
  • Scott, Illinois
  • Seymour Johnson, North Carolina
  • Shaw, South Carolina
  • Sheppard, Texas
  • Tinker, Oklahoma
  • Travis, California
  • Tyndall, Florida
  • USAF Academy, Colorado
  • Whiteman, Missouri
  • Wright Patterson, Ohio

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