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Additional information

body or mind

Body

Field

Medical Field

Boss or Team

Team

Communication

Good Communicator

Work With

People

Math & Science

Neither

Study Length

Prepared to Study for Years

Environment

Busy Environment

Pharmacist Assistant

Pharmacist Assistants help pharmacists fill and label patients’ prescriptions. 

Other duties may include recording details of medications place orders, storing medications and medical supplies, taking stock of medicine and deliveries to patients.  

How to become qualified in this field (learning path):

  1. NSC/NC(V) 
  2. Learnership: Basic Level Pharmacist Assistance
  3. Learnership: Post Basic Level Pharmacist Assistance (NQF Level 4)
  4. Workplace experience

Level of Schooling & School Subjects:

  • NSC/NC(V) 

Duration of study

Years + 

Employment:

  • Retail pharmacies
  • Hospitals and clinics

Further Information:

Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa

Educational Institutions offering this qualification:

LEARNERSHIPS: 

Department of Health KwaZulu/Natal:
https://salearnership.co.za/department-of-health-kwa-zulu-natal-learnerships/

Netcare learnerships:
https://salearnership.co.za/netcare-learnerships/

OTHER INSTITUTIONS OFFERING THE QUALIFICATION (NQF Level 3 & 4)

Health Sciences Academy:
https://www.hsa.co.za/

Sefako Makghato Health Sciences University: 
https://www.smu.ac.za/schools/pharmacy/divisions/pharmacy-practice/

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