In this advent of Industrial advancement, the Pharmaceutical Industry has grown to its full power and is expected to keep growing like this consistently. This means that the demand for the skilled human resource is also on the rise. Students are increasingly getting aware of the career aspects of the healthcare sector and are taking up Health sciences as their Major in higher studies.
Recently an article was published in the Times of India- Education Excellence section, speaking about various career options after 10th and 12th which emphasized on the importance of Clinical Research as one of the evergreens and regression-free field to opt for.
“It is a form of research where the efficiency, effects, benefits, and risk of medical products are studied.”
- Times of India
India has been involved in clinical research for the past many years and is now on its way to becoming a major hub for it. Employment in this billion-dollar pharmaceutical industry is already witnessing high demand for qualified professionals. There is a massive need for clinical research professionals in this fast-growing field. Clinical research makes an interesting career option with a great scope for professional growth. One can be a CRA either on completion of a Pharmacy degree course, a Paramedical course or any other Life science degree.
According to a survey conducted by the Forbes where they shortlisted some of the world’s Best paying and Flexible jobs, a Clinical Research Associate (CRA) post was ranked as Number #1. Other jobs on the list were a senior sales manager and Marketing Consultant
A Clinical Research Associate (CRA) earns an average salary of Rs 300,662 per year. The main function of a clinical research associate is to monitor clinical trials. The CRA may work directly with the sponsor company of a clinical trial, as an independent freelancer or for a contract research organization (CRO).
The big pharmaceutical companies in India demand that the candidate applying for a career in CRA post must possess the necessary knowledge and skills required for the job. The best way to build a successful career in Clinical Research would be to get a Certification course in Clinical Research and get experience as a Clinical Research Coordinator, that will help the candidate to receive exposure to various aspects of the job and make him proficient for the post.