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Frequently asked questions

Common questions about being a Clinical Research Associate

What qualities do successful clinical research associates have?

The nature of work requires a clinical research associate to be methodical and incredibly organized. The results of the tests rely on every step being completed according to the protocols, so clinical research associates need to be able to follow instructions closely.

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How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a clinical research associate?

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Where do clinical research associates work?

Clinical research can be carried out in a variety of different facilities, including hospitals and other medical treatment centers, laboratories and academic research settings. Some clinical research associates will be required to travel between different laboratories and testing centers, but others will be based in one place or even work from home for most of their time.

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