Sales Assistant (Pharmacy)

Pharmacy Sales Assistants sell a range of pharmaceutical goods ranging from drugs to household products. Pharmacy sales assistants can expect good working conditions in pharmacy locations where they will be expected to assist pharmacists and answer a variety of customer questions.

Duties and tasks

  • Answering general customer question and referring customers to pharmacists for follow up
  • Giving advice to customers regarding which products are the best for their needs
  • Handling prescriptions that will be filled by pharmacists
  • Informing customers about goods and services
  • Keeping track of inventories and supplies
  • Restocking shelves
  • Selling over the counter medications and related products such as toiletries, cosmetics and more
  • Taking payments for prescriptions and other goods

Skills required

  • Accurately conveying details to other individuals
  • Awareness of others and understanding of their actions
  • Excellent communication and customer service
  • Fully participating in the listening process and comprehending various points being made
  • Interest in assisting other people

Working conditions

Pharmacy Sales Assistants work in pharmacies. Today, pharmacies are found in a variety of locations, ranging from large chain department stores to the traditional stand-alone pharmacy. The work takes place indoors in well-lit and equipped stores and pharmacy areas. From time to time, pharmacy sales assistants may be required to do some moderate to heavy lifting when restocking shelves or moving boxes or goods.

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