Clinical Data Managers
SOC: 15-2041.02

Description:

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


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
30,000 employed

Projected (2024):
40,100 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Clinical Biostatistics Director
  • Clinical Data Abstractor
  • Clinical Data Analyst
  • Clinical Data Associate
  • Clinical Data Coordinator
  • Clinical Data Management Associate Director
  • Clinical Data Management Manager (CDM Manager)
  • Clinical Data Manager
  • Clinical Documentation Consultant
  • Clinical Informaticist
  • Clinical Statistical Programmer
  • Clinical Statistics Manager
  • Clinical Trials Data Coordinator
  • Data Coordinator
  • Data Management Manager
  • Database Analyst
  • Information Systems Analyst
  • Registrar


  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media


  • Tasks:

  • Read technical literature and participate in continuing education or professional associations to maintain awareness of current database technology and best practices.
  • Provide support and information to functional areas such as marketing, clinical monitoring, and medical affairs.
  • Prepare appropriate formatting to data sets as requested.
  • Evaluate processes and technologies, and suggest revisions to increase productivity and efficiency.
  • Develop technical specifications for data management programming and communicate needs to information technology staff.
  • Develop or select specific software programs for various research scenarios.
  • Contribute to the compilation, organization, and production of protocols, clinical study reports, regulatory submissions, or other controlled documentation.
  • Write work instruction manuals, data capture guidelines, or standard operating procedures.
  • Track the flow of work forms including in-house data flow or electronic forms transfer.
  • Train staff on technical procedures or software program usage.
  • Supervise the work of data management project staff.
  • Prepare data analysis listings and activity, performance, or progress reports.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Confer with end users to define or implement clinical system requirements such as data release formats, delivery schedules, and testing protocols.
  • Analyze clinical data using appropriate statistical tools.
  • Process clinical data, including receipt, entry, verification, or filing of information.
  • Develop project-specific data management plans that address areas such as data coding, reporting, or transfer, database locks, and work flow processes.
  • Design forms for receiving, processing, or tracking data.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Handheld computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Smartphones
  • 5AM Glassbox Translational Research
  • Allscripts
  • Autocoders
  • C++
  • ClearTrial
  • Clinical trial management software
  • Drug coding software
  • DZS Software Solutions ClinPlus
  • Electronic data capture EDC software
  • ePharmaSolutions eMVR
  • Extensible markup language XML
  • Fortress Medical Clindex
  • InforSense InforSense
  • Invivo Data EPX ePRO Management System
  • KIKA Veracity
  • MEDITECH software
  • Merge Healthcare eTrials
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Visual Basic
  • Microsoft Word
  • OpenClinica
  • Oracle Clinical
  • Oracle Java
  • Oracle Remote Data Capture
  • Oracle SQL Loader
  • Patient tracking software
  • PercipEnz Technologies OnCore-Clinical Research Management OnCore-CRM
  • Phase Forward Clintrial
  • PPD eLoader
  • Project management software
  • Relational database software
  • SAP BusinessObjects Crystal Reports
  • SAS JMP
  • SAS software
  • Sierra Scientific Software CRIS
  • SPSS
  • StudyManager Sponsor Edition
  • SyMetric Sciences SyMetric
  • TOPAZ Enterprise Software Suite
  • Word processing software


  • computer and mathematical


    industry stats

    SOC: 15-0000

    Total Employed: 4,005,250

    Average Annual Salary: $86,170