Dispensing assistants support dispensing chemist's in the testing, manufacture and sale of medicines, materials and auxiliary materials. In addition to this, they carry out simple physiological and chemical examinations and assume responsibility for administrative tasks.
Dispensing assistants mainly work for public chemist's, dispensing chemist's at hospitals and for dispensing chemist's providing mail order services. They find further employment opportunities in research departments within the pharmaceutical and chemical industry, at schools for trainee dispensing assistants, in the wholesale trade within the pharmaceutical industry, with health insurance companies or with chemist's associations. They may also work for organisations such as health authorities within the scope of pharmacovigilance.