Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Jobs Overview

pharmaceutical-manufacturingPharmaceutical production, or drug manufacturing, is the process of industrial-scale synthesis of pharmaceutical drugs by pharmaceutical companies. The process of drug manufacturing can be broken down into a series of unit operations, such as milling, granulation, coating, tablet pressing, packaging and others.

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Pharmaceutical manufacturing jobs are an ideal fit for many college graduates. Is it right for you?

Basic Pharmaceutical Production Job Facts:

  • Areas of focus – Design of manufacturing processes, ensuring integrity of finished product, creating product packaging and designing specialized workspaces
  • Entry level positions – Process, Production or Packaging Engineer, BS / BE or higher in engineering discipline
  • Entry level position example – Production Engineer
  • Entry level salary range* – Packaging Engineer $52,849 – $86,564 (median $69,760); Process Engineer $59,842 – $83,828 (median $71,597)
  • Career path – Engineer, Manager, Director, VP