Clinical Data Managers


Overview

Clinical Data Managers

Introduction

Clinical data managers test and design clinical databases for health care organizations and research centers. They process clinical data and monitor work flow processes to make sure they are in compliance with operating standards. They use a wide variety of software programs to accomplish their work. Strong knowledge of mathematics as well as of the information and techniques needed for diagnosing and treating medical conditions is required for clinical data management. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handboo...

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Median Salary

$76,539

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree


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Experience

Two to three years of work-related experience


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Skills

Computer


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Personality Traits

Conventional

Earnings

Clinical data managers earned an average of $76,539 in 2019, according to PayScale.com. The lowest paid 10 percent earned $47,000 or less, and the top 10 percent averaged $112,000 or more per year, as reported by Salary.com. Statisticians earned median annual salaries of $87,780 in May 2018, according to the Department of Labor. Their salaries ranged from $53,000 to $139,350 or more. Those who ...

Work Environment

Clinical data managers spend part of their day on computers, gathering and reviewing information and data, creating reports, and using e-mail. They also spend time in meetings with coworkers, supervisors, consultants, and others involved in data management projects. Some travel may be involved for meetings, presentations, and brainstorming sessions with top executives at other offices and at cl...

Outlook

The outlook for clinical data managers is bright, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Information Network (O*NET). The large amount of data that continues to be available online will create more job opportunities for data managers at health care organizations and research centers.

The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment for statisticians will grow by 31...

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