The business of medical communications: a guide to getting started in account management by Lindsey Heer, published January 2022Continue reading “FirstMedCommsJob Careers guide – account management”
Like most people, MedComms was not something I had heard of whilst growing up, and it was only a couple of years ago that I came across the industry.
It would be fair to say that I didn’t enter the world of MedComms via a traditional route – I don’t have a background in science, instead I have an arts degree. So how did I find myself at CMC Connect?
My entry into MedComms was somewhat accidental. I’d just joined the consumer products team at a marketing and public relations agency when the healthcare team issued a call for help. Initially only part of my time was seconded to the health team, but I loved the work so much I ended up joining it full time.
After spending many years working in social services I was craving a new challenge, something to get my teeth stuck into. My journey into the MedComms environment started with an office manager position within a MedComms agency, and I quickly found myself having job envy of those who were working directly with clients. This happily led me on to becoming a programme coordinator. Over the next 5 years I worked hard and made my way up through the ranks to gain a wealth of knowledge and experience in project and account management, mainly in the publications space. I also provided support for advisory boards, forums, and the multichannel and digital deliverables that have become so important in recent years.