Do you feel stuck in a rut, or that your current job doesn’t challenge you as much as you would like? Perhaps you want a career that feels more fulfilling, or maybe you want to access more lucrative opportunities. Whatever the reason, changing careers can open up a world of opportunity, as well as the potential to reach breathtaking new heights.
Of course, knowing you want to make a career change is one thing. Deciding on which path to pursue, and taking the first steps to get there, can often feel much more daunting. Fortunately, careers in the pharmaceutical industry have so much to offer.
Here’s a look at a few reasons why now may be an excellent time to make the leap to a career in the pharmaceutical industry!
Switching Careers Can Be the Change You Need to Motivate You to Succeed
Jumping from one career to another can be frightening. Even if you dislike your current job, you may be staying with it because it at least offers a stable paycheque. However, there’s no rule that says in order to make a decent income you have to work an unfulfilling job. In fact, there’s a good chance that if you aren’t happy in your current job, you’re also not as motivated to succeed as you would be in a career you enjoy. By switching to a career you are excited about and that challenges you, you’re more likely to feel your ambition sparked to go to even greater heights within that industry. For example, in a pharmaceutical career you could contribute to helping develop potentially life-saving medications, which you may find is a highly inspiring and motivating aspect of working in the industry.
The Pharmaceutical Industry Is Growing at a Rapid Pace
Of course, when looking for a new job it is important to target an industry that is experiencing plenty of growth, such as the pharmaceuticals industry. The Canadian pharmaceutical market is projected to grow from $22.6 billion in 2016 to $25 billion in 2021. Canada has a particularly strong pharmaceutical industry thanks to a large research and development sector and many clinical trials. This growth helps create opportunities for those who have the pharmaceutical training that employers are looking for. For example, the Government of Canada predicts that the demand for chemical technologists and technicians will be balanced in Ontario over the next three years and that it will be strong for regulatory affairs associates.
The Right Pharmaceutical Training Helps Make the Transition Easier
To access opportunities within the pharmaceutical sector, it’s important to get the right training. Students switching careers often worry that they may have difficulty getting established in their new field. Fortunately, enrolling in the right pharmaceutical school can help you get your foot in the door after graduation. AAPS College, for example, offers career counselling where you can develop a comprehensive plan for gaining employment in the pharmaceutical industry. Graduates also have access to career fairs and direct access to employers, helping to make the transition into a new career as smooth as possible.
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