Information to help you give career advice: whether you are a career adviser, science teacher, guardian or parent.
The pharmaceutical industry is one of the largest and most exciting sectors to be working in today. There are few other industries that offer the variety, challenges, opportunities or rewards that come with the discovery and development of new medicines.
In the UK alone, the industry spends over £12.5 million per day researching and developing new and improved treatments for a wide range of diseases including cancer, arthritis, heart disease and mental illness. The success of the pharmaceutical industry in Britain is renowned throughout the world, and it is credited with discovering more leading medicines than any other country except the USA.
A wide range of careers
Most people are not aware of the wide range of jobs within the pharmaceutical industry and things are changing so fast that it is hard to keep up. Innovation has changed many of the traditional roles, and has created new types of job. Please see the Case studies section of this website for an idea of the range of careers available.
Young people seek advice and information, not just from career advisers, but from a variety of sources including their teachers, parents, guardians and relatives; we hope you find the information provided useful. Please contact us if there are any comments or suggestions you wish to make about this website.