3213-Pharmaceutical technicians and assistants

Job Title: 

Pharmaceutical technicians and assistants

Job Description: 

Pharmaceutical technicians and assistants perform a variety of tasks associated with dispensing medicinal products under the guidance of a pharmacist or other health professional.


Tasks include:

  • preparing medications and other pharmaceutical compounds under the guidance of a pharmacist or other health professional
  • dispensing medicines and drugs to clients and giving written and oral instructions on their use, as prescribed by medical doctors, veterinarians or other health professionals
  • receiving prescriptions or refill requests from health professionals and verifying that information is complete and accurate according to medical records keeping standards
  • maintaining proper storage and security conditions for drugs
  • filling and labeling containers with prescribed medications
  • assisting clients by answering questions, locating items or referring them to a pharmacist for medication information
  • pricing and filing prescriptions that have been filled and establish and maintaining patient records, including lists of medications taken by individual patients
  • ordering, labeling, and counting stock of medications, chemicals, and supplies, and entering inventory data into records-keeping systems
  • cleaning and preparing equipment and containers used to prepare and dispense medicines and pharmaceutical compounds.
  • Specific Occupations: 

    Assistant, pharmaceutical

    Compounder, pharmaceutical

    Dispenser, pharmaceutical

    Technician, pharmaceutical

    Assistant, pharmacy: dispensing

    Technician, dispensing/Technician, pharmacy

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    Source: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, PSCO-2166