Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Careers in regulatory affairs

Here's some information about regulatory affairs and the regulatory affairs certificate program offered by Colorado State University:

Regulatory affairs management is a rapidly growing field. The number of regulatory affairs managers in Colorado is expected to grow 17% by 2016 to about 22,500 workers. Nationally, employment opportunities for regulatory affairs managers are expected to grow by about 7.3%. Regulatory affairs managers earn about $47 hourly or $99,360 annually on average in Colorado and about $43 hourly or $90,230 annually on average in the U.S. as a whole.

The Regulatory Affairs Certificate is comprised of three tracks:

* Drug and Biologics
* Medical Devices, In-vitro Diagnostics (IVD), and Tissue Products
* Clinical Trials Management

Each track consists of four courses, two required courses and two courses from a selection of electives, so that you can design a customized certificate that meets your professional needs and interests. You have the option to take one or more individual courses as needed to fit your educational and employment goals, though you will not be issued a Certificate of Completion.

These courses prepare you for work as a regulatory affairs professional in the medical device, in-vitro diagnostic, tissue, or pharmaceutical industries in specialized roles, such as regulatory affairs manager, pharmaceutical quality assurance manager, quality assurance director, and quality assurance supervisor.

The courses in this certificate program also help professionals prepare for the Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) Exam by the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS).

“The RAC credentials are a professional distinction that denotes commitment to excellence, pursuit of knowledge and career advancement. RAC-credentialed professionals are among the current and rising leaders in the regulatory profession.”
– Regulatory Affairs Professional Society

Learn more about the Regulatory Affairs Certificate program here.

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