How to progress your career in regulatory affairs
There are several ways to gain additional experience and skills while working in regulatory affairs.
- Work experience - If you’re still studying towards a university honours degree, you could take advantage of work placements to get a leg up when it comes to applying for regulatory affairs roles in the future. Work placements are great for gaining industry experience in your chosen area and will look good on your CV.
- Certifications - If you’re looking to progress from an entry-level role, you could improve on your current experience by undertaking a related qualification such as the TOPRA certification (The Organisation for Professions in Regulatory Affairs).
- Mentoring – If a more senior-level position, such as a manager or senior manager, is next for you, you will need to demonstrate the necessary skills in effective communication and leadership. Mentoring junior colleagues can help your chances when applying for these roles.
What is the career path of a regulatory affairs officer?
A regulatory affairs officer can expect to work towards the following roles:
- Senior Officer / Executive / Associate
- Project Manager
- Senior Manager
- Associate Director
- Senior Director
- Head of Department
- Vice President
Regulatory affairs salary expectations
Regulatory affairs roles range from £20,000 per year for entry level positions to £100,000 for the most senior positions.