5 Best Medical Careers
Look no further if you're interested in finding information about the 5 best medical careers. Even if you have no medical training, there are many different jobs in the medical field which can be of interest to you.
- A fascinating medical career can be had as a Data Manager of Clinical Trials. A Data Manager is responsible for ensuring that the data collected in clinical trials (and subsequently sent to the FDA for medical review) is correct and true for what occurred to patients in the clinical trial. The Data Manager interacts with Regulatory, Safety, and Clinical personnel. Most Data Managers have four year college degrees.
- Consider becoming a Clinical Research Associate (CRA) for a Pharmaceutical or Biotech company. A CRA is responsible for making sure that the clinical sites who are conducting clinical trials are recording the data correctly. A CRA looks over data before it gets submitted to the Data Manager. Most CRAs have at least two years of college.
- If Biotech or Pharmaceutical medical jobs are not in your calling, how about working in a pharmacy? A pharmacy technician is responsible for assisting the pharmacist in all aspects of running a pharmacy, from helping customers to checking prescriptions. A pharmacy technician position requires only a high school degree and some specialized training.
- If you have a love of animals, consider becoming an animal care technician. An animal care technician is responsible for ensuring that the animals used in testing drugs or products are well taken care of. As an animal care technician, you'll be handling all types of animals so this job might not be for you if you don't like furry critters. This job position requires no special education.
- Closer to the top of the food chain in terms of prestigious medical careers is becoming a doctor. At least eight years of college are needed to start the practice of medicine, and that's if you choose not to specialize. However, if you like to study and are intrigued by the human body, becoming a doctor might be just the right job fit for you.
Posted on: Nov. 21, 2010