Careers in Cosmetic Science

There are many opportunities for careers in the cosmetic industry. Graduates with a background in various science disciplines have skills and expertise that are marketable in many areas of the industry. The cosmetics industry can be divided into five basic categories:

  • – Finished goods manufacturers
  • – Raw Material Suppliers
  • – Consultants and Testing
  • – Laboratories
  • – Government
  • – Academia

Further more, job descriptions in the cosmetic industry are numerous and varied including:

  • – Product Development Chemist/ Cosmetic Chemist
  • – Analytical Chemistry for raw materials and production
  • – Cosmetology
  • – Manufacturing Engineer
  • – Safety Specialist evaluates raw materials and finished goods to establish their safety during use
  • – Regulatory Specialist ensures compliance with local and global regulations
  • – Toxicologist/Safety Specialist evaluates raw materials and finished goods to establish their safety during use
  • – Microbiologist
  • – Packaging Engineer
  • – Perfumer
  • – Claims development to support product performance
  • – Perfumer
  • – Quality Assurance
  • – Technical Sales Representative assists customers (product developers) with formulation and technical support
  • – Marketing
  • – Science Public Relations
  • – Educator

So you can see there are a wide range of career possibilities depending on what you find most interesting.  If you’d like me to elaborate further on any of these roles in the cosmetic industry, leave a comment below and I’d be happy to do a more in-depth discussion.

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