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Enter the world of certified clinical research professionals

Certified Clinical Research Professionals

The clinical research is a ground breaker phenomenon in the world of medical advancement and as such, has a wide variety of professionals that are changing and channeling the drive.

We will be taking a look at some of the highest paying certified clinical research professionals in the course of this article and a spill over in the subsequent ones.

CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR

Clinical Research Coordinator is responsible for conducting trials as per the GCP guidelines under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI). Although the PI has the overall responsibility for performing the trial, it has been stated that the CRC is the heart and soul of the clinical trial and that, eventually, it is the CRC who carries ahead the research objectives, in that way playing an important role in the success of the clinical trial.

Having a certification in clinical research in other to become a clinical research coordinator is not compulsory, but certification enables one to show that they have met the necessary requirements and have gained job-relevant knowledge and skills. This is very important for pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations that frequently hire clinical research staff.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

You can come from a variety of medical sciences or health related fields, or from a nursing background as a RN. Courses offered are hospital and clinical related ethics, team management, and research methodologies.

• High school diploma and 6,000 hours of experience.

• An associate degree in clinical research fields amd 4,500 hours of experience, or

• A Bachelor's, Master's, or Registered Nurse degree and 3,000 hours of clinical research experience.

Who Will Hire Clinical Research Coordinators?

Pharmaceutical Organizations

Contract Research Organizations

Universities

Hospitals

SPECIALIZATIONS

They focus on the following;

1) Participating in preparation and management of research budgets and monetary disbursements.

2) Informing patients or caregivers about study aspects and outcomes to be expected.

3) Communicating with laboratories or investigators regarding laboratory findings.

4) Ordering drugs or devices necessary for study completion.

5) Directing the requisition, collection, labeling, storage, or shipment of specimens.

6) Arranging for research study sites and determine staff or equipment availability.

7) Reviewing scientific literature, participate in continuing education activities, or attend conferences and seminars to maintain current knowledge of clinical studies affairs and issues.

SALARY

Clinical research coordinator has had a positive trend of pay for experience, therefore a CRC which includes employees with less than 5 years experience is paid an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 1,237 salaries, one which includes employees with 5 to 10 years experience can expect the average compensation of $51,000 based on 429 salaries, one which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience is paid an average compensation of $55,000 based on 265 salaries and one which includes employees with more than 20 years of experience can expect a compensation of $62,000 based on 52 salaries. In addition, the average total compensation includes tips, bonus and overtime pay.

CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

What Is a Clinical Research Associate?

Clinical Research Associates are those responsible for the planning, setting up, and coordinating of clinical trials. They provide technical assistance for experiments, make sure that the scientists that are involved in the clinical research trials comply with regulatory standards, and also collect results during the clinical trials. When the trials are over they are also to be involved in the presentation of the results to the public in a manner that is useful and understandable.

The amazing part about being a clinical research associate is that jobs are available for them in both the laboratory and office settings.

SPECIALIZATIONS

They focus on the following;

• Designing and implementing clinical research trials

• Training staff

• Monitoring progress

• Screening test subjects

• Presenting findings

• Helping maintain the database of all clinical research trainees.

SKILLS

As a clinical research associate you are responsible for the different parts of clinical trials which includes, training of staff, screening test subjects, monitoring progress of staff, present findings, and maintain the database. Therefore you should have the following skills.

• Communication skills

• Science knowledge

• Strong mathematics knowledge base

These core skills are what you need in the clinical research profession.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

You can come from a variety of medical sciences or health related fields, or from a nursing background as a RN. Courses offered are hospital and clinical related ethics, team management, and research methodologies.

• High school diploma and 6,000 hours of experience.

• An associate degree in clinical research fields amd 4,500 hours of experience, or

• A Bachelor's, Master's, or Registered Nurse degree and 3,000 hours of clinical research experience.

SALARY

The median salary of a clinical research associate boasts of $61,932 annually and is one of the most attractive salaries as it is always on a rise and there is always a ready market for clinical research professionals.



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