Clinical researchers and medical scientists are some of the unsung heroes of the modern world. Though they don't necessarily treat patients directly, every new cure and treatment is devised, enhanced, and verified by them.
This is often a painstaking process, with breakthroughs being few and far between. For both legal and scientific reasons, the actual business of research has to be conducted in a very meticulous and systematic way.
Training for a clinical research associate includes a large amount of laboratory work. Some subjects covered include:
- Anatomy and physiology
This can be a challenging career, requiring good interpersonal skills as well as a large amount of knowledge. Travel is normally part of the job, as is a high degree of attention to detail.