Job Title: 


Job Description: 

Pharmacists store, preserve, compound, and dispense medicinal products and counsel on the proper use and adverse effects of drugs and medicines following prescriptions issued by medical doctors and other health professionals. They contribute to researching, testing preparing, prescribing and monitoring medicinal therapies for optimising human health.


Advising clients on and supplying non-prescription medicines and diagnostic and therapeutic aids for common conditions

Linked Education ( CESM Codes ) : 

911 - Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Administration

Specific Occupations: 

226201 - Hospital Pharmacist
Description : Prepares and dispenses pharmaceuticals, drugs and medicines in a hospital pharmacy.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Clinical Pharmacist, Health Service Pharmacist, Hospital Chemist

226202 - Industrial Pharmacist
Description : Undertakes research, testing and analysis related to the development, production, storage, quality control and distribution of drugs and related supplies.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No

226203 - Retail Pharmacist
Description : Dispenses prescribed pharmaceuticals to the public, educates customers on health promotion, disease prevention and the proper use of medicines, and sells non-prescription medicines and related goods in a community pharmacy.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Community Pharmacist, Dispensing Chemist, Pharmacist Assistant

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Source Of Info: 

Source : Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) 2013, Department of Higher Education and Training, Republic of South Africa