Fancy a career in clinical operations?

Are you looking to embark on a new career or maybe you are exploring the idea of a career change? If you have a back ground in life sciences and are looking for a rewarding career then the clinical operations sector could be perfect for you.

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.

  1. What is Clinical Operations and why should I think about a career in this sector?
  2. How do I get in to clinical operations?
  3. A day in the life of a CRA
  4. Where can this career take me?
  5. 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:

An infographic based on a clinical survey results

CK Clinical survey infographic 2015

If you would like more information about working in this area please contact our clinical operations team here.

THE AUTHOR

CK Group

The CK Group strives to be the best provider of staffing and outsourcing services for the science and technology community by providing an excellent experience for its customers. Established in 1991 to specialise in scientific recruitment, CK quickly became a leading staffing organisation that now provides a full spectrum of recruitment services for the scientific, clinical, technical, IT and engineering industries. In 2010 the CK Group was founded to be a natural home to its four highly reputable brands and one Real World Evidence CRO: CK Science CK Clinical CK IT CK Engineers CK Aspire

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