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Regulatory Affairs Specialists

Experience, Skills, and Personality Traits

Regulatory affairs specialists usually have prior regulatory experience, such as one to two years as regulatory affairs associates. Specialists must have strong knowledge of government regulations, laws, legal codes, and agency rules. They must be good communicators, able to read, understand, and share information about regulations and rules. Active listening skills are also important for working effectively with regulatory project teams, supervisors, customers, and others. Regulatory affairs specialists spend a great deal of time using computers to review data and prepare reports; strong technology skills are required. People who do best in this field are analytical thinkers who are honest and ethical, detail oriented, reliable and responsible, and have an adaptable and flexible attitude. 

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