What career mixes the best of STEM education and experience with the art of communication and raises the stakes for someone who thrives on attention to detail? Regulatory affairs. Rapidly evolving medical device innovations, a shifting regulatory landscape and demand for faster approvals mean there are growing opportunities in the field. Managing the regulatory affairs process requires the ability — and the agility — to balance many skills, including those outside traditional engineering disciplines. 'I believe people with technical degrees and expertise should consider regulatory because their analytical approach to solving problems is so essential when dealing with the complexity of emerging regulatory challenges,' Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs Gabriela Parana said. 'It is also important to combine strong technical writing with being an engaging and effective storyteller.'