Education and Training in Pharma
Validation Job Descriptions & Salaries

Retrain for Validation

Potential Job Roles and Salaries

Here are some of the potential job roles you could retrain into and the expected salaries.

Validation Engineer

Responsible for planning, implementing and monitoring the validation strategy in highly regulated industries such as pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing. They measure and analyse the process, audit and calibrate equipment and create a document trail that shows the process leads to a consistent result to ensure the highest quality products are produced.

Some companies might call this role: Validation Specialist

Validation Job Descriptions & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: €35,000 to €45,000
  • After 2 Years: €40,000 to €55,000
  • After 5 Years: €50,000 to €75,000
Validation Job Descriptions & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: $54,400
  • After 2 Years: $68,000
  • After 5 Years: $81,600

Validation Technician

Works as part of the Validation team to measure and analyse the manufacturing process, audit and calibrate equipment and create a document trail that shows the process leads to a consistent result. This ensures that the product is consistently of the highest quality.

Validation Job Descriptions & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: €35,000 to €45,000
  • After 2 Years: €40,000 to €55,000
  • After 5 Years: €50,000 to €65,000
Validation Job Descriptions & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: $54,400
  • After 2 Years: $68,000
  • After 5 Years: $81,600

Validation Team Member

This role is more focused on working on capital projects, equipment focused, higher salary than Validation Technicians as there would be a lot of overtime associated with the role. You would also need to move to where the job located and you could be working away from home.

Validation Job Descriptions & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: €30,000 to €36,000
  • After 2 Years: €36,000 to €45,000
  • After 5 Years: €45,000 to €50,000
Validation Job Descriptions & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: $40,800
  • After 2 Years: $51,000
  • After 5 Years: $61,200

What Courses Do I Need to Take?

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

For entry level roles, you would need to meet one of the following criteria:

You have work experience in the BioPharma/MedTech manufacturing industry.
OR
You have quality, maintenance, engineering, science or manufacturing experience in one of the following:

  • Oil and Gas
  • Semiconductor
  • Contract Engineering Consultancies
  • Food Manufacturing
  • Mechanical or Electrical Construction
  • Plastics Manufacturing
  • Service Industries to the Above
Validation Job Descriptions & Salaries

This is a practical hands-on workshop driven course whose aim is to explain the engineering documentation used to specify and design equipment or systems in a manufacturing facility.

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For more Advance Roles with more responsibility and higher pay, take our Certificate in eValidation.

Validation Job Descriptions & Salaries

This 30-week academically accredited Certificate will prepare you for a validation role within the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device manufacturing industry.

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Available Jobs

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References

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

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