Job Prospects and Career Opportunities Clinical Research

Candidates can make their career in the fields of 

  • Contract Research Organizations (CRO)
  • Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Biotechnology Companies
  • Medical Device Company
  • Patient Recruitment Organisations (PRO)
  • Clinical Data Management
  • Regulatory Affairs 
  • Pharmacovigilance 
  • Medical Writing 
  • Central Lab 
  • Logistics and Courier Services
  • Research Sites
  • Auditing of Clinical Trials


 Their work areas include:

  • Clinical Research Associate:
  •  Clinical Research Managers (CRM)
  •  Biostatisticians
  • Clinical Research Investigator/ Physician
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Pharmacovigilance Manager
  • Quality Assurance (QA)
  • Project Manager and Marketing Executives
  • Account Directors
  • Clinical Auditors
  • Contract Managers
  • Drug Safety Scientist
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager


Career opportunities in clinical research are based on the academic qualification of the individuals.


• Pharmacists, Life Science graduates, Science postgraduates in Biochemistry

• Management Graduates (MBA)

 • IT professionals, Biostatistician, Engineers, postgraduates in Maths, Applied Maths, operational Research, Statistics



There is high demand for trained professionals in the field of clinical research.

But getting a job in this field as a fresher is very difficult, if they don’t have the proper training and references. Most of the clinical research industry prefers individuals with prior work experience of 2-3 years.  

The remuneration depends on the status of the industry and experience, qualifications and ability of the employee. Freshers can expect an impressive salary range from Rs. 35,000 – Rs. 50,000 per month.

At the initial stage of their career, those with master’s degree can earn between Rs. 5 lakhs- Rs. 6 lakhs per annum. Longer you are in this field, higher the salary you can expect, as clinical research is a field where experience counts.

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