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What are the pros + cons of working in Research/Healthcare?

Bridget Community Manager Aug 17, 2020

Hi everyone! 

I was recently asked by a student from my alma mater about the pros and cons of working in tech. I thought it was a really excellent question - we often advertise the highlights of our industry to young people who are interested, but rarely share the downsides! 

So, I'd love to hear from you - what are some of the pros AND cons of working in Research or Healthcare that you'd share with anyone who is considering the industry for their own career? (What do you wish you'd known before getting into it)? 

Can't wait to hear your answers :). Happy Monday!

Bridget

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Hi,

I think the biggest downside is the regulation. Every field has its own level of regulation. Therefore, ISO or other apply. But for medical, with a good reason, we are at another level.

Outside of that, I think its a very good field to work in.

 

Benoit

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Bridget Community Manager Aug 17, 2020

Ah, that's a good callout @Benoit ! How does regulation impact your role on a day-to-day?

Regulation are a good thing, but it creates a lot more validation than for a consumer product where you can tolerate a certain % of failure. Per example, Atlassian can tolerate a % of customer un happy example: Jira next gen projet over Server version which doesn't have this feature or a % of unresolved bug. In medical field, it is just unthinkable to keep living bugs. Your company can even be sued because of that. For the unhappy customer, it can make you run out of business since the competitors are quite present.

Let's says that regulation reduce your degree of liberty.

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Bridget Community Manager Aug 24, 2020

Totally makes sense! Thank you for sharing :) 

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