Working at a vendor is a good option to get research experience when you are without any experience and wants to get into the clinical research industry that requires experience.
Experience is worthy:
Working in a company performing electronic sources can be very help in future to get into clinical industry because clinical industry is also looking forward to electronic sourcing instead of documenting. Working in a vendor gives you experience of documentations and needs of CROS and pharmaceutical industries and these vendor companies do have roles similar to clinical industry as project management which can be used to manage clinical research trials. These vendor companies are also well reputed that can play a positive and very effective role while applying for clinical industry. These experiences also help to nail the interview.
Vendor Company is also a good option:
Vendor companies also have project managers and roles similar to clinical industry such as project management. Being an employee in any vendor company is also a good choice. It also offers you career progressions and after having years of experience people can start their own vendor solution companies by having sponsors and investing money.
Vendor solution OR CRO:
An employee having experience and have both options to join a vendor solution or a clinical research industry should go for the clinical research industry because they pay their employees especially CRAs very highly and they do provide a lot of benefits and there are high chances for career progressions.