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.


Assisting clients by answering questions, locating items or referring them to a pharmacist for medication information

Linked Education ( CESM Codes ) : 

911 - Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Administration

Specific Occupations: 

321301 - Pharmaceutical Technician
Description : Fills and labels patients' prescriptions under the supervision of a pharmacist. May record details of, place orders for, take stock of, and store medications and medical supplies and deliver them to patients.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Dispensary Technician, Pharmaceutical Assistant, Pharmacist Technician, Pharmacy Dispensing Technician, Pharmacy Technician

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Source Of Info: 

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