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Clinical Data Managers
SOC Code: 15-2041.02

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

Sample of reported job titles: Clinical Data Associate, Clinical Data Management Associate Director (CDM Associate Director), Clinical Data Management Director (CDM Management Director), Clinical Data Management Manager (CDM Manager), Clinical Data Manager, Clinical Informatics Manager, Clinical Research Associate, Data Deliverables Manager, Data Management Manager, Data Management Specialist

Tasks

  • Design and validate clinical databases, including designing or testing logic checks.
  • Process clinical data, including receipt, entry, verification, or filing of information.
  • Generate data queries, based on validation checks or errors and omissions identified during data entry, to resolve identified problems.
  • Develop project-specific data management plans that address areas such as coding, reporting, or transfer of data, database locks, and work flow processes.
  • Monitor work productivity or quality to ensure compliance with standard operating procedures.
  • Prepare appropriate formatting to data sets as requested.
  • Design forms for receiving, processing, or tracking data.
  • Prepare data analysis listings and activity, performance, or progress reports.
  • Confer with end users to define or implement clinical system requirements such as data release formats, delivery schedules, and testing protocols.
  • Perform quality control audits to ensure accuracy, completeness, or proper usage of clinical systems and data.
  • Analyze clinical data using appropriate statistical tools.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Supervise the work of data management project staff.
  • Contribute to the compilation, organization, and production of protocols, clinical study reports, regulatory submissions, or other controlled documentation.
  • Read technical literature and participate in continuing education or professional associations to maintain awareness of current database technology and best practices.
  • Train staff on technical procedures or software program usage.
  • Develop or select specific software programs for various research scenarios.

Technology Skills

  • Access software - Citrix
  • Analytical or scientific software - Electronic data capture EDC software; IBM SPSS Statistics ; Oracle Remote Data Capture; SAS (see all 5 examples)
  • Categorization or classification software - Autocoders; Drug coding software
  • Data base management system software - Teradata Database
  • Data base reporting software - Oracle SQL Loader; SAP BusinessObjects Crystal Reports; SAP Crystal Reports
  • Data base user interface and query software - Clinical trial management software; Microsoft Access ; Patient tracking software; Phase Forward Clintrial (see all 23 examples)
  • Development environment software - Microsoft Visual Basic
  • Enterprise application integration software - Extensible markup language XML
  • Graphics or photo imaging software - Microsoft Visio
  • Medical software - Allscripts; Epic Systems ; MEDITECH software
  • Object or component oriented development software - C# ; C++ ; Oracle Java
  • Office suite software - Microsoft Office
  • Presentation software - Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Project management software - Microsoft Project
  • Spreadsheet software - Microsoft Excel
  • Word processing software - Microsoft Word

Tools Used

  • Mobile phones - Smartphones
  • Notebook computers - Laptop computers
  • Portable data input terminals - Handheld computers

Knowledge

  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Medicine and Dentistry - Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

Skills

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • 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.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Programming - Writing computer programs for various purposes.
  • Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

Abilities

  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Mathematical Reasoning - The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
  • Category Flexibility - The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
  • Flexibility of Closure - The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
  • Fluency of Ideas - The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
  • Number Facility - The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
  • Originality - The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
  • Selective Attention - The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.

Interests

  • Interest code: CI
    • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
    • Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

Work Context

  • Electronic Mail - 100% responded “Every day.”
  • Spend Time Sitting - 85% responded “Continually or almost continually.”
  • Telephone - 50% responded “Every day.”
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate - 60% responded “Extremely important.”
  • Work With Work Group or Team - 55% responded “Extremely important.”
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled - 80% responded “Every day.”
  • Contact With Others - 50% responded “Constant contact with others.”
  • Coordinate or Lead Others - 45% responded “Extremely important.”
  • Face-to-Face Discussions - 45% responded “Every day.”
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work - 40% responded “Some freedom.”
  • Time Pressure - 35% responded “Every day.”
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks - 40% responded “Very important.”
  • Freedom to Make Decisions - 45% responded “Some freedom.”
  • Duration of Typical Work Week - 70% responded “40 hours.”
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results - 30% responded “High responsibility.”
  • Level of Competition - 40% responded “Moderately competitive.”
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results - 40% responded “Important results.”
  • Frequency of Decision Making - 35% responded “Once a year or more but not every month.”

Education

Percentage of RespondentsEducation Level Required
85%Bachelor's degree
5%Associate's degree
5%Post-baccalaureate certificate

Work Styles

  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Analytical Thinking - Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
  • Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Social Orientation - Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
  • Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
  • Innovation - Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.

Work Values

  • Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
  • Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
  • Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

Wages & Trends

  • Median wages (2017)
    • $40.41 hourly, $84,060 annual
  • Employment (2016)
    • 37,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2016-2026)
    • Much faster than average (15% or higher)
  • Projected job openings (2016-2026)
    • 4,400

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