Pharmacovigilance involves assessing the risks associated with pharmaceuticals and medical devices and ensuring drug and device safety. Many career opportunities are available in the field of drug safety or pharmacovigilance. Individuals attempting to enter into this field should have degree in life sciences or nursing, pharmacy or medical degree. There are also various courses available that could be of benefit to a candidate seeking a role in this sector that cover a variety of important aspects of the career like report writing, risk management and have a thorough understanding of the regulatory bodies around the world. A clinical background along with training and experience is an added advantage. The skills and experience required depends on the type of role played by the professional.