In this career, your responsibilities may include:
- Ensuring that your organization’s products and processes meet all regulatory requirements, from the development and testing stages through the approval process
- Performing ongoing monitoring once the product becomes available for public consumption
- Staying informed of all changes in federal regulations, as well as international regulations if your products are marketed internationally
In your job search, you may find listings for this career under different titles. You can find some examples of these, as well as more information about this career, at this webpage which also offers a downloadable guide.
Typically requires a bachelor’s degree. Obtaining a master’s degree can make you eligible for careers with greater responsibility and higher salaries in this career pathway, if you do not already have the U.S. equivalent of a master’s degree.
Certification is not required, but could make employers more likely to hire you or offer you a higher salary.
You may be eligible for Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) from the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS).
No licensure is required to work as a Regulatory Affairs Specialist.