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Regulatory Affairs Managers

Tips for Entry

Get a part-time or summer job in a regulatory affairs department of a company. Find job listings at and by checking company Web sites.

Join a professional association such as the National Society of Compliance Professionals or the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society for access to educational programs, networking events, and other resources. 

Conduct an informational interview of a regulatory affairs manager to find out the steps they took to get started in their career and what they enjoy most about their work and what challenges they face. Ask your school's career services office for help with setting up an interview.

Keep up with recent developments and news by reading publications related to the industry in which you plan to work, for example, Food Safety Magazine ( or Today's Medical Developments magazine (

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