The profession of clinical research associate is both challenging and rewarding. There are many qualities that will prepare you for the many challenges you will encounter during your career as a CRA monitoring clinical trials. But how do you prepare for those challenges and realities? If you are wondering what some of those challenges are, please take a look at the video below.
We believe the pros to being a clinical research associate outnumber the cons by a landslide. Though those are true realities and challenges you will encounter in your career as a clinical research associate, there are so many opportunities and rewards. Don't give up on your CRA quest. After all, the clinical research associate is one of the best jobs in America, according to CNN Money!
About 12 years ago, I was in a lot of aspiring CRAs' shoes; I wanted to start a career as a clinical research associate, but did not know where to start. I, Bakul, am going to share a few tips with you on some hurdles I had to overcome to become a clinical monitor. Since becoming a clinical monitor, I have had the opportunity to monitor clinical trials for some of the largest names in Big Pharma. I'll now share some tips of what I had to go through.Read More: 4 Solid Tips to Become A CRA!
There are many jobs on the market where individuals play a central role in the success of the company. Among all those jobs, the clinical research associate (CRA) is central to the company. Why are CRAs so important and what do they do? Without going into too much detail, clinical research associates are involved in clinical trials--not as trial participants--but as clinical trial watchdogs; they make sure clinical trials are being conducted according to the protocol and a series of laws and regulations aimed at protecting clinical trial participants. They ensure the quality and integrity of clinical trials are maintained. Brieftly, they monitor clinical trials. We like to think of clinical research associates as "protectors of trial participants". Let's get back to the main point of this article: the value and monetary worth of CRAs.Read more...