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Clinical Data Managers - 15-2051.02

O*NET-SOC Description

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

SOC Occupation Groups

15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-2000 Mathematical Science Occupations
15-2050 Data Scientists
15-2051.00 Data Scientists
15-2051.02 Clinical Data Managers

Related Occupations


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

Detailed Work Activities

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

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Aviation Data Analyst (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Craftsman, Health Information Technology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Journeyman, Health Information Technology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Systems Management (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Patient Administration Specialist (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

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