Pharmacy or other dispensing assistant
- Carries out sales transaction, wraps and packages goods.
- Relays information to customers under the direction of pharmacist or other health professional.
- Arranges displays of merchandise.
- Checks stock levels, rotates stock, orders new stock from supplying companies and ensures that products are stored appropriately.
- Maintains records of prescriptions received and drugs issued.
- Checks received prescriptions for legality and accuracy and confirms patients.
Typical Education Level
Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 16% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for pharmacy or other dispensing assistant is £15,717
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,434. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for pharmacy or other dispensing assistant roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £15,717 per year. That is about £1,310 per month or £8.06 per hour. New workers generally start on £17,243, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £23,379
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 1,434 people are employed in the region.