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 €65,000
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: €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?

You need to meet one of the following criteria:

  • You’re already working within the pharma industry in an engineering, quality, maintenance, science, production or manufacturing role.
  • You work outside the industry in an engineering, science, quality, maintenance, production or manufacturing role and want to move into this sector.

You would need to take between 1 to 3 Courses depending on your background.

If you are already working in the pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing industry, take our Certificate in eValidation which will prepare you for a validation role.

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.

Manufacturing Job Roles & Salaries Intermediate Join 3,024 Learners

However, if you already work in this industry but can’t comfortable read P&IDs, you also need to take our Commissioning and Qualification of Equipment and Systems.

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.

Manufacturing Job Roles & Salaries Beginner Join 3,013 Learners

However, if you have never worked in an FDA regulated pharmaceutical manufacturing environment you will need to start with our Foundation course in Manufacturing Safe Medicines.

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.

Manufacturing Job Roles & Salaries Beginner Join 1,023 Learners

Available Jobs

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References

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

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