Pharmacy Sales Assistant



OFO No: 332208





Other names for Pharmacy Sales Assistant:

  • Pharmacy Cosmetics Salesperson
  • Pharmacy Salesperson
  • Retail Dispensary / Pharmacy Assistant


What is a Pharmacy Sales Assistant?

A Pharmacy Sales Assistant works in a chemist or pharmacy. They are responsible for assisting customers and giving excellent customer service. They help sell toiletries, cosmetics, and other items found in a pharmacy.

What does a Pharmacy Sales Assistant do?

  • greets customers
  • helps customers with their purchases
  • helps customers find the items they want
  • advises customers on products and prices
  • demonstrates products to customers
  • organises quotes and deliveries
  • assists customers with queries or problems
  • helps keep shelves and displays stocked, neat and tidy

Are you . . . ?

  • interested in working in a pharmacy?
  • good with people?
  • a person with a positive attitude?
  • helpful?
  • friendly?
  • reliable and responsible?
  • observant?
  • honest and trustworthy?

How do I become a Pharmacy Sales Assistant?


  • Some pharmacies will train you on-the-job.


  • Learnership – Wholesale and Retail Generic Management Level 5


  • Certificate in Sales Management


  • National Certificate in Pharmacy Sales Consultant
  • Durban University of Technology


  • CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
  • Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
  • To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education. CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions. 


OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Dental Assistant or Auxiliary Nurse

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