Clinical Data Managers

Apply knowledge of health care and database management to analyze clinical data, and to identify and report trends.

Median Annual Wage: $79,990

Education: Bachelor's degree (91%); Associate's degree (5%); Some college, no degree (5%)

Projected Growth: Much faster than average (22% or higher)

Related Job Titles: Clinical Data Management Manager (CDM Manager); Clinical Data Manager; Clinical Data Management Associate Director; Data Management Manager

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Clinical Data Managers.

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  • Generate data queries based on validation checks or errors and omissions identified during data entry to resolve identified problems.
  • Design and validate clinical databases including designing or testing logic checks.
  • Design forms for receiving, processing, or tracking data.
  • Process clinical data, including receipt, entry, verification, or filing of information.
  • Perform quality control audits to ensure accuracy, completeness, or proper usage of clinical systems and data.
  • Monitor work productivity or quality to ensure compliance with standard operating procedures.
  • Supervise the work of data management project staff.
  • Confer with end users to define or implement clinical system requirements such as data release formats, delivery schedules, and testing protocols.
  • Write work instruction manuals, data capture guidelines, or standard operating procedures.
  • Develop technical specifications for data management programming and communicate needs to information technology staff.
  • Track the flow of work forms including in-house data flow or electronic forms transfer.
  • Prepare data analysis listings and activity, performance, or progress reports.
  • Train staff on technical procedures or software program usage.
  • Evaluate processes and technologies, and suggest revisions to increase productivity and efficiency.
  • Provide support and information to functional areas such as marketing, clinical monitoring, and medical affairs.
  • Contribute to the compilation, organization, and production of protocols, clinical study reports, regulatory submissions, or other controlled documentation.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Clinical Data Managers.

  • 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.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Clinical Data Managers.

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