No Industry Experience – Starter Roles

Potential Job Roles and Salaries

Even if you have no relevant industry experience or qualification, you can still retrain for starter level roles. If you have any of the following backgrounds;

  • Homemakers
  • Restaurant Sector – Chef, Cook, Restaurant Manager
  • Healthcare – Nurse, Pharmacist, Radiation Therapist, Caregivers, etc
  • Manufacturing – Production Operator, Toolmaker, Fitter/Turner
  • Food Processing – Operator, Butcher
  • Military – Army, Navy, Air Force, etc
  • Construction – Electrician, Plumber/Pipe-fitter, Carpenter/Joiner, Foreman, General Operative
  • Warehouse – All Warehouse Workers
  • Sales/Business – Retail Sales, Pharma Sales, Business, Accountant, Finance, etc
  • Other – Farmers, Designers, Architects, Airline Staff, Beauty/Hair Saloon etc

Here are some of the typical roles and the expected salaries:

Process Technician

Operates equipment, monitors processes and documents results in strict adherence to protocols. They are involved in all stages of the manufacturing process and in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, their role often occurs within a clean-room environment.

Some companies might call this role:

  • Chemical Process Technician
  • BioProcess Technician
  • Cleanroom Operator
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  • Starting Salary: €30,000 to €35,000
  • After 2 Years: €35,000 to €40,000
  • After 5 Years: €40,000 to €50,000
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  • Starting Salary: $37,480
  • After 2 Years: $46,850
  • After 5 Years: $56,220

Manufacturing Technician

Work in a discrete manufacturing environment, run and maintain factory equipment and assembly processes, monitor and check the product quality and document results in strict adherence to protocols.

Some companies might call this role:

  • Manufacturing Operator
  • Production Operator
  • Production Technician
  • Assembler
Manufacturing Technician assembles a piece of medical device equipment in a factory in Italy
  • Starting Salary: €30,000 to €35,000
  • After 2 Years: €35,000 to €40,000
  • After 5 Years: €40,000 to €50,000
Manufacturing Technician assembles a piece of medical device equipment in a factory in Italy
  • Starting Salary: $24,728
  • After 2 Years: $30,910
  • After 5 Years: $37,092

Packaging Operator

Responsible for taking the finished product of a manufacturing process and ensuring that it is packaged in line with company and industrial standards, making it ready for sale or distribution.

Some companies might call this role:

  • Packaging Technician
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  • Starting Salary: €28,000 to €32,000
  • After 2 Years: €32,000 to €38,000
  • After 5 Years: €38,000 to €42,000
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  • Starting Salary: $24,728
  • After 2 Years: $30,910
  • After 5 Years: $37,092

And with a few years experience,

Production Supervisor

Directly responsible for overseeing and organising the equipment, staff and processes on a production floor. They will oversee scheduling and routine production activities as well as acting as first-line troubleshooting should problems arise.

Some companies might call this role:

  • Process Supervisor
  • Manufacturing Supervisor
Manufacturing Job Roles & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: €44,640
  • After 2 Years: €55,800
  • After 5 Years: €66,960
Manufacturing Job Roles & Salaries
  • Average US Salary: $55,800

What courses do I need to take to successfully retrain for a starter role in this sector?

STEP 1: Take our 4-Month Online Conversion Course into Pharma Manufacturing. to retrain for Starter Roles.

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Conversion Course into Pharma Manufacturing
NO Previous Experience Required

Retrain for a high-paying job in the Pharma Manufacturing Industry in 4 Months OR fill in your knowledge or qualification gaps for our follow-on academic programs.

STEP 2: Then take our Certificate in eBioPharmachem program to get an academic qualification and get better jobs with a higher salary.

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