Education and Training in Pharma
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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, Restaurant Manager
  • Healthcare – Nurse, Pharmacist, Radiation Therapist
  • Manufacturing – Production Operator, Toolmaker/Fitter
  • Food Processing – Operator
  • Self Defence Force – Army, Navy, Airforce, Veteran
  • Construction – Electrician, Plumber/Pipe-fitter, Carpenter/Joiner, Foreman, General Operative
  • Other – Farmers, Designers, Architects, Business, Sales, etc

Here are some of the potential job roles you could retrain into 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
  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Manufacturing Operator
  • Production Operator
  • Production 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

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

What Courses Do I Need to Take?

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

FIRST you’ll need to take our Foundation Course in Manufacturing Safe Medicines to fill in your knowledge and qualification gaps and meet the next program’s minimum academic requirements.

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Take this intro course and learn how safe medicines and medical devices are manufactured in a regulated GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) environment.

Then, take this Certificate in eBioPharmachem program to retrain for starter level roles.

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This 30-week academically accredited Certificate will help you find an operator/technician role within the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device manufacturing industry.

What Courses Do I Need to Take?

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

FIRST you’ll need to take our Foundation Course in Manufacturing Safe Medicines to fill in your knowledge and qualification gaps and meet the next program’s minimum academic requirements.

All Other Backgrounds Job Descriptions & Salaries

Take this intro course and learn how safe medicines and medical devices are manufactured in a regulated GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) environment.

Then, take this Certificate in eBioPharmaValidation program to retrain for starter level roles.

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This 12-Month academically accredited Certificate will prepare you for a validation role within the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device manufacturing industry.

Available Jobs

Pennsylvania’s Pharma Jobs Board

Check out Pennsylvania’s largest jobs board focused exclusively on the pharmaceutical and medical device sector and see what jobs are available.
Check now for open positions. USA – Pennsylvania Jobs Board

Irish Pharma Jobs Board

Check out the Irelands largest jobs board focused exclusively on the pharmaceutical and medical device sector and see what jobs are available.
Check now for open positions. Irish Pharma Jobs Board

UK Pharma Jobs Board

Check out the UK’s largest jobs board focused exclusively on the pharmaceutical and medical device sector and see what jobs are available.
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References

Salaries calculated as 80%, 100% and 120% of BLS averages.

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