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There’s no doubt about it – the science industry is vast. It encompasses everything we do, everything we touch and everything that we rely on, after all.
Pharmaceuticals and science are very closely associated to one another, but there is a distinct difference. Pharmaceuticals is responsible for the development, testing, marketing and selling of drugs to the market. These drugs range from the everyday packets that we see in supermarkets, for ailments like coughs and colds, to strong drugs that can only be prescribed by doctors.
This is an incredibly rewarding industry to work in. The work you do could mean that someone is able to access medicine that could change their life and there’s the scope to impact millions of people.
New technologies have allowed for huge developments to take place in the science and pharmaceutical industry. The newly-developed drug that prevents the spread of HIV is an example of how sophisticated technology can allow the development of life-changing medication. There’s also a lot of work going on to develop a test to detect Parkinson’s disease, and drugs in development to help the fight against cancer.
A career in the sciences doesn’t mean that you could just be helping people. In the midst of global warming, the modern day world relies on the work of environmental scientists to help analyse our air and come up with practical solutions to some of the strains that modern day living places on the world. It’s also scientists (or meteorologists, specifically) who monitor the weather and alert us of any danger, and scout out the galaxy to see if there’s any other life out there.
Put simply, there’s a whole host of important areas that you could be working in through science and pharmaceuticals.