pharmacy technician


Pharmacy technicians, under the supervision of a pharmacist, check incoming goods, control stock, handle and store pharmaceuticals properly. Where permitted by national rules, they dispense medication and provide advice on their appropriate use.

Alternative label

  • technician in pharmaceuticals

  • technologist in pharmaceuticals

  • technician in pharmacy

  • pharmacy technologist

  • pharmaceutical technician

  • technical assistant in pharmacy

  • technologist in pharmacy

  • pharmacy technical assistant

  • pharmaceutical technologist

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database:


Essential skills and competences

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Optional skills and competences



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