Pharmaceutical technical assistant

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What are my activities in this job?
Pharmaceutical technical assistants dispense prescription medications under the supervision of a pharmacist. They also sell non-prescription medicines. It is important that the relevant details and use of the medicinal product are explained to the customer. Under the supervision of a pharmacist, they prepare ointments and solutions, measure (for example) cholesterol and blood and urine values and perform chemical as well as physical analyses of medicinal products. Another duty is the supervision and organisation of medication orders and inventory checks.
Where can I work?
Pharmaceutical technical assistants work primarily in pharmacies, in the pharmaceutical or chemical industry, in pharmaceutical wholesaling, for pharmacist associations or for health insurance providers.
What requirements must I meet?
  • Intermediate school leaving certificate
  • A requirement for the training & education program as a pharmaceutical technical assistant is an intermediate school certificate or an equivalent school leaving certificate. Good academic performance in maths and science should also be demonstrated. Manuaation and government agencies.
How much will the training cost?
There are no costs.


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Information on training & education programmes

Location of the training provider


Type of training/education

Dual training: Academic and practical


2.5 years


Pharmaceutical technical assistant


The training & education programme is 2.5 years long and includes classroom modules as well as practical training through the training organisation.

Student stipend/allowance

Remuneration is paid during the practical part, but not in the academic part.

State recognition