No,CliPLab never promises placement (or guaranteed selection in job interviews). Successful placement is a function of many factors including the dynamically changing level of industry demand for a particular skill set and the individual’s own knowledge, experience and interviewing skills, as compared to other candidates who may be competing for the same role.

At the moment lot of work is being outsourced to India and there is less number of trained SAS® programmers. Hence EVERY WELL TRAINED SAS® PROGRAMMER GETS PLACED.

As a student, one has to make sure to put in the best to learn and derive advantages of CliPLab training.

Link: http://www.outsourcing-pharma.com/Clinical-Development/India-s-inexpensive-biostatistics-outsourcing-market-set-to-boom-Beroe

We are having training facilities in Pune, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Navi Mumbai and Ahmedabad. However if you are SAS® trained, you can join our online internship program from any location.

There are opportunities in Pharmaceutical companies, CROs (Contract research organizations) and ITES companies (Information technology enabled services)

In last two of years, Cytel has recruited 25 CliPLab Interns.

SAS® Programmer (Clinical), Statistical Programmer

No. You are not required to know coding of any computer language in order to be a SAS® programmer

Since Life Science/Pharmacy/Clinical Research graduates learn all subjects related to life science & clinical domain, they are the perfect candidates to be successful SAS® programmers. At the moment SAS® programming is considered to be a much more rewarding career for the Life Science/pharmacy/clinical research graduates, compared to the traditional jobs available in market like manufacturing, production, QA, QC etc.

You will agree with us that no company would like to spend more time in training the employees, on the basic skills. Because of the pressure on deliverables and the time lines, every employer wants new joiner’s to be productive from day 1 of their recruitment. Hence ClipLab trained students with 6 months experience are preferred over the fresher’s.

Yes certification is useful. In order to get job ready, certification has to be complemented with project experience or internship

CliPLab is a training initiative of Cytel which is well known in the field of Biostatistics and Analytics since 1987. Hence there are obvious advantages available for CliPLab students like learn using Licensed software, live support of highly experienced SAS® programmers, Statisticians, Course modules and assignments developed based on real life scenarios

There is no specific range as it depends on your interview, however our students have been offered salaries that are in the range of 2.8 to 4.5 lakhs per annum along with attractive growth path.

In fact they do better in SAS® because of their Clinical Domain knowledge.

In Clinical SAS® students with life science background and as well as good analytical skills are preferred

YES. Engineering graduates often have good analytical and problem solving skills. They will need to update clinical domain knowledge of course.

Basics SAS®, SAS® Marco, SAS® SQL, SAS® Graphs, clinical domain sessions and some live case studies

You do need to have good scores in your graduation, but that’s not the only criteria.

There are no specific books available for Clinical SAS® training. The study material carefully developed by experienced clinical SAS® professionals is the best material to refer.

Short answer: YES


  • The institutes who do not have authorized/licensed SAS® copy can offer the course at 8000 to 30 thousand approximate. However it is illegal to have unauthorized copy of SAS®. Moreover one can’t get actual learning experience from such training on unauthorized/ cracked software’s.
  • Placements assurance (Not assured)
  • Trainers (Not highly experienced like programmers)
  • Curriculum (Not covering all required contents in detail with relevant examples)
  • Practice (Limited but unfortunately official license software will not be available to do the same)

No, CliPLab does not have online training facility for teaching Clinical SAS® online.

Cytel, IQVIA, GSK, Novartis, Sciformix, Accenture, TCS, Manipal acunova, Genpact, Biocon, Karmic life sciences, MMSH, Syneos Health and many more..

You will always have an opportunity to work abroad if the job demands.

Yes you can shift field. However there are more candidates who shift to SAS® programming after working in CDM, because of the obvious better career growth with SAS® programming field.

Luckily clinical/healthcare field is the least affected field in spite of global recession.

You will get to work with IT Company if you enter this field, unlike your career as a practitioner.

Cytel’s programming leads are the trainers and internship supervisors.

Basics SAS®, SAS® Macro, SAS® SQL, SAS® Graph and additionally Clinical domain sessions and most importantly live case studies.

There are more than 27 Recruiters who are hiring Clinical SAS® Programmers from us.

Clinical data interchange standards consortium.

USFDA as a regulatory body has got compliance from SAS® reports and moreover SAS® has been approved by USFDA as they accept the format of reports which can be provided by SAS®.


Yes. CliPLab is having separate placement cell consisting of people having professional contacts with prospective employers. Apart from guiding students to get placed, CliPLab also grooms students for effective communication skills and soft skills.