Leverage Your Technical Knowledge And Writing Skills To Get Into A Top Paying Medical Writing Position

Introducing The Medical Writing Organization By CSA

The Medical Writing Organization, or MWO, will ensure you get into a high paying, flexible Medical Writing career that will allow you to communicate your technical expertise and express yourself creatively. The MWO program leaders and board members are all certified and award winning writers who will train you in the process of understanding the Medical Writing field, passing difficult Medical Writing interview tests, and getting into the right Medical Writing career for you, no matter your background or native language. This is the only program specifically for PhDs and designed specifically by PhDs currently working in top Medical Writing roles.

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Success Stories

Robert Hable, PhD

Robert Hable, PhD

PhD LDP
BASF

I was very stuck in academia. My mental health was at its lowest point - I had a hopeless mindset. CSA gave me hope that there was more outside of academia. The Association provided a great road map to career success.

Rebecca Sweet, PhD

Rebecca Sweet, PhD

Recruitment Officer
Emeritus Research

I knew that I needed to have aa well-developed strategy in order to be successful. When I joined the Association, I was very far off from a real job search. But having access to CSA's network was huge.

Stephanie Munroe, PhD

Stephanie Munroe, PhD

Medical Writer - Informed Consent Specialist
Merck

I want to thank the CSA team since I never would have made it to this point without you! I have been a member since Jan 2018 and began seriously applying to positions in June, so it took me about 3 months and 3 interviews before finding the right fit.

Trinh Nguyen, PhD

Trinh Nguyen, PhD

Medical Science Liaison at
Biotheranostics, Inc.

Here I am with an offer for an MSL position. Words can not describe the rewarding feeling you have when you finally land the job that you have always wanted. This has been quite a journey, with many challenges and rejections, but being persistent and focusing on my goal has led me here. Special thanks to my MSLA comrades [in CSA].

About The MWO

As soon as you become an MWO member, you get access to the MWO training dashboard, which includes 6 training modules with 60+ training videos, 12 advanced training workbooks, an exclusive collection of writing tests and editing tests, and interviews with top Medical Writers and Editors in industry. You also get lifetime access to a private job referral network of Medical Writers and Medical Writing hiring managers and guaranteed instant feedback from these Medical Writers 24/7 on any job search-related question so you can get hired as a Medical Writer now.

Here’s the Targeted Training You’ll Receive from The MWO...

Module #1 Part One: Who Hires Medical Writers? Part Two: Medical Writing Positions

This module helps you to expand your horizons. You’ll learn the positions this field supports—as well as which types of organizations need the expertise of medical writing professionals.

  • Start with a solid definition of medical writing. Before diving into a list of your potential employers, Evguenia will explain three teleological types of medical writing.
  • Prepare to be surprised by the variety of job opportunities. Your course doesn’t just address the traditional medical writing position. It also covers positions like that of a content editor…and even an event planner! This module will demonstrate just how broad the medical writing industry really is.
  • Understand important nuances. Find clarity on what makes medical writing distinct from academic writing. Evguenia will also explain why content writing and copywriting aren’t the same tasks.

Module #2 Part One: Types of Medical Writing Part Two: Medical Writer’s Lifestyle

While the first module helped you understand the basics of medical writing, this module dives deeper into the details of the industry. Thanks to this module, you can…

  • Create a short-list of potential positions to apply for. After this module, you may decide that creating regulatory documents is the right fit for you. Or you might discover that you want to play a role in improving physician education. You may even decide that medico-marketing best suits your creative skills.
  • Learn about the financial incentives in medical writing. You’re not attracted to medical writing for the paycheck. But that doesn’t mean you can’t receive a handsome compensation. In this module, you’ll get a granular look at salary information from North America, Europe, and Australia.
  • Better understand how to assimilate into the medical writing culture. Like many industries, medical writing has its own cultural vibe. In this module, we’ll help you know what to expect…so you’re prepared to interact with medical writing colleagues.

Module #3 Part One: Medical Writing Skills Part Two: Becoming An Expert

Becoming a successful medical writer doesn’t stop with knowing what position uniquely fits your interests. In this module, we tackle the skills you should have and the resources you should explore. Dive in to…

  • Learn the number-one skill for becoming a professional medical writer. We’ll also list a number of other important characteristics, including skills that will serve you well if you move into management.
  • Discover reputable resources for additional education. When you sign up for the Medical Writing Organization, you’ll discover resources to explore for informing your writing and strengthening your industry knowledge.
  • Get a start-to-finish overview of a medical writing project. When you’re new to medical writing, you may wonder what it looks like to manage a medical writing project. In this module, you’ll see an example of how a medical writing project might unfold.

Module #4 Applying For A Medical Writing Job

If you want to become a medical writer, it’s important to know which factors can distinguish you from other candidates. This module prepares you to demonstrate why you’re worth hiring.

  • Discover why LinkedIn is especially beneficial for medical writers. We’ll show you how to leverage this platform while avoiding common mistakes that can work against you in your job search. We’ll also address reputation management when it comes to social media.
  • See how to strategically improve your portfolio and industry experience. This module reveals how to provide tangible proof of your writing skills…even if you feel like you’re starting from scratch. From guest blogging to volunteering, we’ll help you explore different avenues for proving your value.
  • Career ideas for PhDs who know a second language. If you’re not originally from an English-speaking country, you’ll want to check out this module—because we’re sharing how your bilingual capabilities can mesh with your new career.

Module #5 Part One: Writing Tests Part Two: Editing Tests

When you’re applying for medical writing jobs, successfully acing interviews isn’t your only concern. You’ll need to be prepared for a writing test—and perhaps an editing test. It’s a task that can easily wrack your nerves…if you’re unprepared. In this module, you can…

  • Discover potential employer expectations. Your course will help you understand what an organization’s potential criteria might be. (Hint: It isn’t simply having good writing skills and a scientific background.)
  • Complete five medical writing assignments. The writing tests in this module are designed to mimic assignments you might encounter. As you complete these assignments, you’ll have the opportunity to practice your skills…before you experience the pressure of an actual evaluation.
  • Tackle three editing assignments. As we already mentioned previously, an editing test may be required to land a position. This module contains content that requires an editor’s skill—putting your acumen in communications to the test!

Module #6 Medical Writing Career Progression

Once you’ve landed your first medical writing job, you’ll eventually need to look beyond your current position to your next career steps. This module helps you do just that …

  • Take a broad look at life after an entry-level position. With this module, you’ll understand the organizational hierarchy in medical writing, industry terms for different positions, and how many years you might expect at each phase in your journey.
  • Read about positions available outside of organizations. We’ll examine both freelancing as well as launching an official medical writing business. If you’re considering opportunities that offer more autonomy, pay special attention to Evguenia’s insights—as she’s a freelancer herself.
  • Get additional advice for medical writers. Evguenia will explain the impact that time management has on so many facets of your career and highlight the benefit of being involved in the medical writing community.

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The #1 Medical Writing Training Program For PhDs

This program will ensure you get into a high paying, flexible Medical Writing career that will allow you to communicate your technical expertise and express yourself creatively.

The MWO program leaders and board members are all certified and award-winning writers who will train you in the process of understanding the Medical Writing field, passing difficult Medical Writing interview tests, and getting into the right Medical Writing career for you, no matter your background or native language. This is the only program specifically for PhDs and designed specifically by PhDs currently working in top Medical Writing roles.

Success Stories

Robert Hable, PhD

Robert Hable, PhD

PhD LDP
BASF

I was very stuck in academia. My mental health was at its lowest point - I had a hopeless mindset. CSA gave me hope that there was more outside of academia. The Association provided a great road map to career success.

Rebecca Sweet, PhD

Rebecca Sweet, PhD

Recruitment Officer
Emeritus Research

I knew that I needed to have aa well-developed strategy in order to be successful. When I joined the Association, I was very far off from a real job search. But having access to CSA's network was huge.

Stephanie Munroe, PhD

Stephanie Munroe, PhD

Medical Writer - Informed Consent Specialist
Merck

I want to thank the CSA team since I never would have made it to this point without you! I have been a member since Jan 2018 and began seriously applying to positions in June, so it took me about 3 months and 3 interviews before finding the right fit.

Trinh Nguyen, PhD

Trinh Nguyen, PhD

Medical Science Liaison at
Biotheranostics, Inc.

Here I am with an offer for an MSL position. Words can not describe the rewarding feeling you have when you finally land the job that you have always wanted. This has been quite a journey, with many challenges and rejections, but being persistent and focusing on my goal has led me here. Special thanks to my MSLA comrades [in CSA].

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$80,000 Average annual Medical Writer salary (American Medical Writers Association)
11%* Predicted growth in technical writer roles over the decade (Bureau of Labor Statistics) * faster than the average
€45,000 Average annual medical writer salary (European Medical Writers Association)
$71,850 Median technical writer salary (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
$112/hr Mean freelance medical writer hourly rate (AMWA survey)
20+ Medical-writing related PhD-level positions

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