Happy MedComms day 2024!

We have a specialist team at Media Contacts focused on recruiting for the medical communications industry, providing us with unique insights into the talented individuals and innovative companies driving this rapidly evolving sector. Medical communications professionals play a vital role in disseminating scientific and medical information to healthcare providers, patients, and the wider public. This work helps bridge the gap between cutting-edge research and medical application, ensuring that new treatments and healthcare advancements reach those who need them most.

What are the career opportunities available in medical communications?

Medical communications is an expansive term that spans numerous specialisms and includes businesses engaged in diverse areas, ranging from clinical trial recruitment and market access to medical affairs and marketing, and everything in between. Given this breadth, companies look for varied expertise and skill sets for an array of roles. Frequently sought-after positions include medical writers, editors, publication managers, client service account managers, and project managers.

What skills are in demand in medical communications?

Successful medical communications professionals require an interesting mix of skills including scientific knowledge, written and verbal communication, and creativity. Some of the most sought-after skills include:

  • In-depth scientific/medical expertise: a strong academic background in the life sciences is essential for interpreting and conveying technical material.
  • Strong writing skills: the ability to translate complex information into clear, compelling, and accurate content tailored for specific audiences.
  • Understanding of regulations: familiarity with guidelines governing medical publications, advertising, and promotion is crucial.
  • Strategic & creative thinking: developing innovative and engaging educational programs requires creative vision married with strategic thinking.

The Landscape

The medical communications field has experienced vibrant growth in recent years. However, there has long been a talent shortage in this sector because the specialist combination of scientific knowledge, communication and creativity required means demand outpaces supply.

The industry has a lot to offer to those looking for a career with competitive compensation, clear career development and progression, and stimulating, purpose-driven work. In our role as a specialist recruiter, we aim to thoughtfully match talented professionals with the right organisations, and we are pleased to do so in an industry where the future looks bright.

If you would like to discuss a career in medical communications we are always happy to chat.

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