Clinical Data Managers

Clinical Data Manager Records Results

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 computer 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 Department of Labor does not yet provide information specifically about the clinical data manager profession, but reports that statisticians have similar responsibilities. This is a small field: In May 2016, there were approximately 33,440 statisticians working in the United States.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Analyze and manage clinical databases; develop data management plans and processes; ensure data management systems are in compliance with government regulations
Salary Range $75,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in the Northeast and on the West Coast
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
Experience Two to three years of work-related experience; on-the-job training
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Problem-Solving
  • Technical
  • Computer
  • Information Management
  • Math
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Senior Clinical Data Manager
  • Clinical Data Manager
  • Clinical Data Associate