Regulatory Affairs Specialists

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Regulatory affairs specialists coordinate and document the regulatory processes for companies. These processes may include internal audits, inspections, and license renewals and registrations. Specialists gather and review data and prepare reports for regulatory submissions for domestic and international projects. They stay up to date on current and emerging regulations, standards, and guidance documents. The job requires strong knowledge of laws and government regulations and also strong technology and organizational skills. There are approximately 287,130 compliance officers, including regulatory affairs specialists, employed in the United States.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Review and prepare regulatory submissions to regulatory agencies; coordinate and document regulatory processes to ensure companies are in compliance with regulations and laws; maintain knowledge of existing and emerging regulations
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist throughout the country, with the highest levels of employment in California, Texas, New York, Florida, and Pennsylvania
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Government
  • Mathematics
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
  • Business Management
  • Financial
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager, Director
  • Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist
  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist
  • Regulatory Affairs Associate, Project Associate