What do they do?

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

Also known as:

Clinical Data Management Director (CDM Director), Clinical Data Management Manager (CDM Manager), Clinical Data Manager, Clinical Informatics Manager, Data Deliverables Manager, Data Management Manager

Typical Wages

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Employment of Clinical Data Managers is projected to show little or no change from 2020 to 2030.

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Education Level

Percent of workers in this field with these degrees:

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree  (12%)
  • Master's degree  (36%)
  • Bachelor's degree  (39%)
  • Associate's degree  (3%)
  • Some college, no degree  (6%)
  • High school diploma equivalent  (3%)
  • Less than high school diploma  (<1%)

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  • #1
    • Degrees Granted

      16,913
    • Female Students

      6,925
    • Male Students

      9,988
    • Median Starting Salary

      $57,200
  • #2
    • Degrees Granted

      12,066
    • Female Students

      3,435
    • Male Students

      8,631
    • Median Starting Salary

      $62,633
  • #3
    • Degrees Granted

      6,410
    • Female Students

      2,549
    • Male Students

      3,861
    • Median Starting Salary

      $54,033
  • #4
    • Degrees Granted

      3,573
    • Female Students

      1,465
    • Male Students

      2,108
    • Median Starting Salary

      $53,900
  • #5
    • Degrees Granted

      3,143
    • Female Students

      1,603
    • Male Students

      1,540
    • Median Starting Salary

      $57,200

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • 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.

People in this career often have talent in:

  • 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.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • 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 that there is a problem.
  • 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).
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Mathematical Reasoning - The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Evaluate data quality.
  • Create databases to store electronic data.
  • Prepare data for analysis.
  • Analyze data to identify or resolve operational problems.
  • Develop procedures for data management.
  • Monitor operational activities to ensure compliance with regulations or standard operating procedures.
  • Develop procedures for data entry or processing.
  • Prepare analytical reports.
  • Collaborate with others to determine design specifications or details.
  • Analyze health-related data.
  • Evaluate utility of software or hardware technologies.
  • Recommend changes to improve computer or information systems.
  • Communicate project information to others.
  • Document operational procedures.
  • Prepare instruction manuals.
  • Supervise information technology personnel.
  • Manage documentation to ensure organization or accuracy.
  • Update knowledge about emerging industry or technology trends.
  • Train others in computer interface or software use.
  • Design software applications.

This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 28.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

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