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What Types of Jobs are there in the Pharmaceutical Industry?

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The types of role you’ll be able to apply for, and the salaries associated with them, will be influenced by your qualifications and work background.

Below you’ll find a list of common backgrounds of people who take our courses. Under each heading is a sample of the sorts of jobs someone from that background might be suitable to do, depending on their level of experience.

Each example role will link out to an article that explains more about what the job involves within the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry and what skills you need to be successful.

Each section also includes a link to a more general job description and salaries page that gives a less detailed insight into more jobs – as well as potential salaries.

Manufacturing Background

Packaging Operator

Process Technician

Click here for salary information and more manufacturing roles (including assembler and manufacturing technical specialist).

Science Background

Laboratory Technician

Click here for salary information and more science roles (including chemist and lab analyst).

Quality Background

Quality Assurance Associate

Quality Control Associate

Quality Engineer

Click here for salary information and more quality roles (including project quality engineer and associate quality engineer).

Engineering & Maintenance Background

Maintenance Technician

Process Engineer

Project Engineer

Click here for salary information and more engineering and maintenance roles (including chemical engineer, HVAC technician, industrial engineer and electrician).

Highly Specialised Roles

Automation Engineer

Validation Engineer

Click here for salary information and more highly specialised roles (including systems engineer and applications engineer).

No Experience In These Areas?

For trainees who are reskilling from another industry and don’t have experience in any of these backgrounds, check out entry level positions such as:

Packaging Operator

Process Technician

Click here for salary information and more entry level roles.

Other Useful Articles

You might also be interested in:

No Manufacturing Experience? No Problem. (Aaron’s story)

From Optician to Chemical Process Technician! (Adrian’s story)

How to Find a Job in Pharma Manufacturing – Infographic

Got More Questions?

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Email: geraldine.creaner@getreskilled.com
Call Geraldine: +1 (617) 901 9268

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March 9th, 2017|