Clinical Trial Research Assistants

Starting Salary

$48,000
NC Triangle area

Median Annual Wage

$57,600
NC Triangle area
73
% Bachelor's degree
15
% High School diploma or equivalent

Job Outlook

+15%
NC Triangle area

Annual Job Openings

90
NC Triangle area
Research helps ensure that medicines, treatment regimens, and related products available to patients are credible, safe, and effective.

Clinical trial research assistants assist the clinical team with the preparation, handling, distribution, filing, and archiving of clinical documentation and reports according to the scope of work and standard operating procedures. They also assist with periodic review of study files for completeness.

The Clinical Trials Research Associate (CTRA) curriculum prepares individuals to assist investigators and clinical researchers in the initiation, administration, coordination, and management of clinical research studies for the development of new drugs, clinical products, and treatment regimens. Course work includes in-depth study of drug development, federal regulations, good clinical practices, and clinical research processes.