Regulatory Affairs Specialists

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What do they do?

Coordinate and document internal regulatory processes, such as internal audits, inspections, license renewals, or registrations. May compile and prepare materials for submission to regulatory agencies.

Also known as:

Drug Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Regulatory Affairs Analyst (RA Analyst), Regulatory Affairs Associate (RA Associate), Regulatory Affairs Consultant (RA Consultant), Regulatory Affairs Specialist (RA Specialist), Regulatory Affairs Strategist (RA Strategist), Regulatory Engineer, Regulatory Services Consultant, Regulatory Specialist, Regulatory Submissions Associate

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Compliance Officers in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Compliance Officers is projected to grow 2 percent from 2018 to 2028, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 2.5%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #14 in job growth rate
  • 900

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #9 in net job growth
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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (6.3%)
  • Master's degree (18.5%)
  • Bachelor's degree (39.4%)
  • Associate's degree (9.1%)
  • Some college, no degree (16.9%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (8.7%)
  • Less than high school diploma (1%)

Percent of workers in this field

★ You’re seeing education information for Compliance officers because we don’t have information for Regulatory Affairs Specialists. Please note the information may not be the same for both occupations.

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Coordinate regulatory documentation activities.
  • Obtain documentation to authorize activities.
  • Prepare regulatory or compliance documentation.
  • Explain regulations, policies, or procedures.
  • Evaluate applicable laws and regulations to determine impact on organizational activities.
  • Oversee business processes.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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