If you’re interested in medicines, communications and helping to improve patient outcomes, have a curious mind and love working in a team, then there are plenty of people who would like to talk to you about a new career path! More
In the UK there are over 150 healthcare communications agencies working in the main for the pharmaceutical industry, helping shape conversations with medical professionals, patients, and consumers, creating disease awareness campaigns and developing content about the latest developments in science and medicine. Recently, many healthcare communications Agencies have expanded the size of their teams to meet the increased work from their clients, so our sector has many new job opportunities.
In the last few years, we have seen very significant growth in the healthcare communications industry. According to the HCA and Edelman’s annual benchmarking survey, last year the average growth per Agency was around 16%. The only thing standing in the way of further rapid growth is our need for more talented people like you to join our industry.
The industry is now looking for people with transferable skills and is offering fast-track programmes with accelerated training and a focus on career development. Once inside the industry, there are multiple career paths including working directly for the pharmaceutical or medical devices industry, healthcare charities or government bodies or specialising in a discrete area such as digital communications or patient advocacy.
We look forward to hopefully meeting you soon in your new role and welcoming you to the exciting healthcare communications sector.
Mike Dixon, CEO of the Healthcare Communications Association