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Document Management Specialists

Experience, Skills, and Personality Traits

A bachelor's degree and several years of work-related experience is required for document management specialist work. They also receive on-the-job training. For some employers, an associate's degree coupled with certification may be sufficient for employment. Document management specialists are knowledgeable about computers and technology; they regularly use various computer software programs to accomplish their work. Attention to detail is critical in this field, from listening closely to employees and asking questions about their issues with the data management systems, to monitoring operational activities to make sure the data management systems are legal and secure. Data management specialists are critical thinkers who are able to identify problems and come up with logical solutions. The job requires interacting with various employees of all professional levels, keeping up with document management regulations, and analyzing and sharing information. Cooperative individuals with adaptable and flexible attitudes fit in well in this field.

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