CRA Careers: 

CRA Careers

CRA Careers are available, but…

…finding the path can be a challenge. We are aware of organizations that are working to better define that career path and will share more information as it becomes available.

But in the meantime, here are some things to consider:

Don’t underestimate the power of ‘working up to the role’.

The experience you gain in a CRC (Clinical Research Coordinator) or CTA (Clinical Trial Assistant) role will be extremely helpful in establishing your industry foundations.

Consider certifications.

This means more than ACRP or SOCRA certifications. Focus on any coursework that falls under the GCP guidelines and definitely obtain your GCP certification.

One thing to note, don’t list an outdated certification on your resume. As an example, if you state that you hold a CCRA certification, assume your future employer will confirm that it is still active.

Focus on improving your soft skills.

The hard skills are teachable, but the soft skills are extremely important.  In all actuality, I will hire someone with strong soft skills who is underqualified over a qualified candidate who still needs to hone his/her soft skills.

Anyone looking to develop themselves into a mature CRA must improve their soft skills. Communication skills, time management, organizational skills, conflict management…And that is the topic of this podcast.


Check out our supporting blog posts and certainly reach out if you need coaching.

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