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Clinical Data Managers

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

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Currently Employed: 100

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: $24.38 - $39.73

Typical Annual Salary: $50,700 - $82,600

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Typical education needed for entry: Master's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • 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.
  • Prepare data analysis listings and activity, performance, or progress reports.
  • Design forms for receiving, processing, or tracking data.
  • 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.

tools & technology

  • Mobile phones
  • Notebook computers
  • Portable data input terminals

  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Data base reporting software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Medical software
  • Object or component oriented development software