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Pharmacists are the link between doctors and their patients. As a pharmacist, your role is to prepare and dispense prescribed medication to people in your community.
You’ll be legally required to maintain prescription files and recording medications of the patients you dispense medicine to, as well as ensuring the correct dosage is given.
You’ll also be supervising other staff such as pharmacy technicians and sales assistants.
Depending on the specific career path you wish to take, you will typically need the following qualifications to become a pharmacist in South Africa:
Different educational institutions may have different admission requirements; however, you will typically be required to demonstrate competency in the following subjects:
Pharmacists in South Africa typically study for about 4 years.
Pharmacists in South Africa often work at hospitals, clinics, by retail pharmacy companies or go into private practise by opening up their own pharmacies.
To find more information about pharmacists in South Africa, contact the: