Applying for medical writer jobs could be a good way of getting into the pharmaceutical industry, an expert has said.
According to David Jensen, a columnist in Science Careers, the number of medical writers employed by a firm varies significantly across the industry.
However, he said it is still a very good place to gain experience of working in pharmaceuticals, as it could open up other job opportunities.
"It's a solid, integral career track by itself," Mr Jensen said.
"Once you've got a foot in the door, you may find a wide variety of transfer opportunities available to you."
Mr Jensen noted that all major pharmaceutical companies have their own team of medical writers, who typically have a background in science.
He highlighted good writing and speaking skills as two important requirements for the role.
This comes after the CBI stated that demand for skilled employees in Britain is likely to grow over the next few years, in particular those with expertise in science.