Working within the clinical operations sector of the pharmaceutical and life science industry can lead to a very exciting career. Clinical operations is a highly important part of the drug development process and encompasses the whole clinical trial process from phases I-IV. Enticingly most people working in clinical operations are usually paid excellent remunerations due to the importance of their role and the responsibility it carries.
Our latest research shows that 35% of new entrants to the pharmaceutical and life science industry enter in to the clinical operations sector and then some move on to other areas of the industry. Also 30% of workers in the drug discovery industry work in clinical operations sector. Interestingly the same research showed 48% of workers in this industry earn between 60-120K with 21% earning over 90-120K plus a year however most of the workers at this salary rate work on a contract basis. Find out more about this research here.
If you are interested in working in clinical operations or would like to use it as a starting point in the drug discovery sector then we will be releasing a few articles over the next few weeks entitled, What is clinical operations, how do I get in to clinical operation and so on.
- What is Clinical Operations and why should I think about a career in this sector?
- How do I get in to clinical operations?
- A day in the life of a CRA
- Where can this career take me?
- The demand for CRA’s continues to grow
We recently undertook market research in order to give the individuals we are working with a bigger picture view of what the industry can offer and we had a fantastic response from a wide range of industry professionals. The results give a great overview of the ups and downs of the industry. Click on the infographic below which shows our survey results: