Pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing jobs pay well. In Ireland, it is estimated that they pay 30% more than comparable jobs in other industries.
In the USA, average total compensation for biopharma employees is $110,490. The average across all US workers (in all industries) is $54,455.
For this reason, jobs are highly sought after and there is definitely competition in the job market.
That is why we spend so much time creating great resources and helping you to write a great CV, learn to adapt to each job application and consider your interview technique.
You have to be prepared to work hard, but we’ll be giving you all the tools you need to succeed.
And you have to be resilient. This isn’t likely to be a job hunt where you apply for one job, get an interview and then get a job offer.
This is more likely to involve dozens of job applications and multiple interviews before landing your first job in this industry.
Knowing that as you go in should help keep your motivation from lapsing as your job hunt progresses.