Career prospects in the pharmaceutical industry

Learning objective

This chapter discusses job prospects in the pharmaceutical industry. Regardless of your chosen major, if you have a strong desire to work in the health industry, including the pharmaceutical industry, you can successfully find a specific career provided you are adequately prepared. After reading this chapter you will know what to do to prepare yourself, where to look, and how to get yourself ready, and have an idea of the global opportunities available to you.

Key concept terms


active pharmaceutical ingredient


drug made from a living system; biotech drugs or biologies


application of statistics to medical and pharmaceutical data

Bulk drug ...

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