When recruiting staff the industry often looks to other health professions and to those with health or science related backgrounds, perhaps working in more junior roles in pharmaceutical companies or clinical research organizations.
The industry traditionally attracts professionals from a range of backgrounds, including pharmacy, nursing, medicine, life science graduates and academic researchers
These are the type of professionals who can quickly develop into good clinical trial managers as they already have experience in a relevant area.
Reaching a senior position in the clinical trials industry can be more lucrative than the reaching the top of the pay scale in many other health fields, such as nursing or dietetics. For these health professionals it can be a good career move as it allows the opportunity to capitalize on existing expertise as well as to develop new skills.
Medical Advisor (These positions are exclusively for medical professionals)
Clinical Research Associate,
Clinical Trial Administrator,
Quality Assurance Manager/ Executive,
Data Entry Operator, Data Manager, Data Validator, Bio-statistician,
Manager- Regulatory Affairs.