Clinical Data Managers

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What they do:
Apply knowledge of health care and database management to analyze clinical data, and to identify and report trends.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.


Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics


  • customer service

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


Basic Skills

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

People and Technology Systems

  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • order or arrange things
  • use rules to solve problems


  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide


People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Persistence


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software

  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology
  • Structured query language SQL Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology In Demand

Analytical or scientific software

  • IBM SPSS Statistics Hot Technology
  • SAS Hot Technology In Demand


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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