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Product Developer

Find out how to become a product developer in the natural therapies sector. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Product Developer is $62,000 - 91,700 annually


What does a product developer do?

Product developers in the Natural Therapies sector create natural health and dietary food products to sell to the market.  Employment for this role is expected to grow strongly to 2022, from 11,600 workers in 2017 to 13,200 by 2022. 6,000 job openings are expected over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

Read more about the natural therapies industry.

What skills do you need to be a product developer? 

Product developers work with herbal consultants to come up with nutraceutical products for the natural therapies market.

  • Have an extensive knowledge of natural therapies and herbal medicine
  • Are innovative; can come up with creative and efficient ingredient combinations and formulations
  • Have strong communication skills to collaborate effectively with experts on the market
  • Are strategic, highly organised, and are critical thinkers
  • A good knowledge of the natural therapies market and its target demographic
  • Are well-informed of policies regarding safety, quality, and compliance

Product developer quick facts

Product developers are highly innovative individuals with the opportunity to work in a variety of industries. Here are a few key facts on the role.

  • Average Hours Worked
    36.3 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Professional, scientific, and technical services; manufacturing; and public administration and safety
  • Average qualification level
    59.2% Bachelor degree

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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