Document Management Specialists

Document Management Specialist Syncs Files

Document management specialists create and monitor electronic document management systems for companies. They consult with end users of these systems to identify and correct issues related to accessing electronic content. Specialists are also responsible for monitoring regulatory activities to ensure compliance with document management laws. They prepare training materials and other documentation and share these materials with companies' employees. They work closely with information technology specialists in establishing document management policies and implementing the processing, retrieval, and distribution systems of electronic documents. There were about 261,210 people employed in computer occupations, including document management specialists, in the United States in May 2016, according to the Department of Labor.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Document Control Specialists
Duties Develop and monitor document management systems for companies; monitor regulatory activities to ensure document management systems are in compliance
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are best in major metropolitan areas such as Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
Experience Three or four years experience; on-the-job training
Personality Traits
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
  • Technical
  • Business Management
  • Computer
  • Information Management
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Senior Manager, Document Management
  • Document Management Specialist
  • Document Management Trainee