• Hi! And welcome to my Could You Be a CRA 4 a Career Test. CRA stands for Clinical Research Associate and it can be a rewarding career choice for some and totally wrong for others. CRAs are the unsung heroes of pharmaceutical researchers who do a lot of the administrative and clerical footwork using their medical or technical knowledge and skills, but spend little or no time in the lab. The pay can be really awesome and once you're experienced, you can pretty much write your own ticket. The test is a bit long, but there are many factors to take into consideration when deciding any vocation, right? Good luck!