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Working As A Clinical Coordinator

  • Getting Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $62,521

    Average Salary

What Does A Clinical Coordinator Do

Natural sciences managers supervise the work of scientists, including chemists, physicists, and biologists. They direct activities related to research and development, and coordinate activities such as testing, quality control, and production.

Duties

Natural sciences managers typically do the following:

  • Work with top executives to develop goals and strategies for researchers and developers
  • Budget resources for projects and programs by determining staffing, training, and equipment needs
  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate scientists, technicians, and other staff members
  • Review staff members’ methodology and the accuracy of their research results
  • Ensure that laboratories are stocked with equipment and supplies
  • Monitor the progress of projects, review research performed, and draft operational reports
  • Provide technical assistance to scientists, technicians, and support staff
  • Establish and follow administrative procedures, policies, and standards
  • Communicate project proposals, research findings, and the status of projects to clients and top management

Natural sciences managers direct scientific research activities and direct and coordinate product development projects and production activities. The duties of natural sciences managers vary with the field of science (for example, biology or chemistry) or the industry they work in. Research projects may be aimed at improving manufacturing processes, advancing basic scientific knowledge, or developing new products.

Some natural sciences managers are former scientists and, after becoming managers, may continue to conduct their own research as well as oversee the work of others. These managers are sometimes called working managers and usually have smaller staffs, allowing them to do research in addition to carrying out their administrative duties.

Managers who are responsible for larger staffs may not have time to contribute to research and may spend all their time performing administrative duties.

Laboratory managers need to ensure that laboratories are fully supplied so that scientists can run their tests and experiments. Some specialize in the management of laboratory animals.

During all stages of a project, natural sciences managers coordinate the activities of their unit with those of other units or organizations. They work with higher levels of management; with financial, production, and marketing specialists; and with suppliers of equipment and materials.

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How To Become A Clinical Coordinator

Natural sciences managers usually advance to management positions after years of employment as scientists. Natural sciences managers typically have a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or Ph.D. in a scientific discipline or a related field, such as engineering. Some managers may find it helpful to have an advanced management degree—for example, a Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree, a Master of Business Administration (MBA), or a Master of Public Administration (MPA).

Education

Natural sciences managers typically begin their careers as scientists; therefore, most have a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or Ph.D. in a scientific discipline or a closely related field, such as engineering. Scientific and technical knowledge is essential for managers because they must be able to understand the work of their subordinates and provide technical assistance when needed. 

Natural sciences managers who are interested in acquiring postsecondary education in management should be able to find master’s degree or Ph.D. programs in a natural science that incorporate business management courses. A relatively new type of degree, called the Professional Science Master’s (PSM), blends advanced training in a particular science field with business skills, such as communications and program management, and policy. Those interested in acquiring general management skills may pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or a Master of Public Administration (MPA). Some natural sciences managers will have studied psychology or some other management-related field to enter this occupation.

Sciences managers must continually upgrade their knowledge because of the rapid growth of scientific developments.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Natural sciences managers usually advance to management positions after years of employment as scientists. While employed as scientists, they typically are given more responsibility and independence in their work as they gain experience. Eventually, they may lead research teams and have control over the direction and content of projects before being promoted to an administrative position.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although certification is not typically required to become a natural sciences manager, many relevant certifications are available. These certifications range from those related to specific scientific areas of study or practice, such as laboratory animal management, to general management topics, such as project management, and are useful to natural sciences managers regardless of the organization being managed.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Natural sciences managers must be able to communicate clearly to a variety of audiences, such as scientists, policymakers, and the public. Both written and oral communication are important.

Critical-thinking skills. Natural sciences managers must carefully evaluate the work of others. They must determine if their staff’s methods and results are based on sound science.

Interpersonal skills. Natural sciences managers lead research teams and therefore need to work well with others in order to reach common goals. Managers routinely deal with conflict, which they must be able to turn into positive outcomes for their organization.

Leadership skills. Natural sciences managers must be able to organize, direct, and motivate others. They need to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their workers and create an environment in which the workers can succeed.

Problem-solving skills. Natural sciences managers use scientific observation and analysis to find solutions to complex technical questions.

Time-management skills. Natural sciences managers must be able to do multiple administrative, supervisory, and technical tasks while ensuring that projects remain on schedule.

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Clinical Coordinator Career Paths

Clinical Coordinator
Program Director Registered Nurse Staff Nurse
Assistant Director Of Nursing
7 Yearsyrs
Clinical Manager Assistant Director Nursing Director
Branch Director
8 Yearsyrs
Program Coordinator Assistant Professor Medical Director
Chief Medical Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Nurse Practitioner Staff Nurse Registered Nurse Case Manager
Clinical Care Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Nurse Manager Case Manager Therapist
Clinical Director
9 Yearsyrs
Clinical Supervisor Clinical Manager
Clinical Operations Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Nurse Practitioner Nurse Manager Clinical Supervisor
Clinical Program Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Nurse Manager Nursing Director
Clinical Services Director
11 Yearsyrs
Program Coordinator Therapist Respiratory Therapist
Director Of Clinical Education
11 Yearsyrs
Program Director Service Director Nursing Director
Director Of Clinical Operations
12 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Supervisor Nursing Director
Director Of Health Services
10 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Supervisor Clinical Instructor Physical Therapist
Director Of Rehabilitation
8 Yearsyrs
Physician Assistant Clinical Instructor Assistant Athletic Trainer
Director Of Sports Medicine
6 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Service Director Nursing Director
Director Of Staff Development
8 Yearsyrs
Clinical Social Worker Director Of Social Services Clinician
Health Care Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Nurse Coordinator Occupational Health Nurse
Health Services Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Clinical Social Worker Clinical Supervisor Clinical Manager
Manager Of Clinical Services
10 Yearsyrs
Assistant Professor Clinical Pharmacist Medical Science Liaison
Medical Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Clinical Supervisor Program Director
Unit Director
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Unit Coordinator 3.4 years
Team Coordinator 3.0 years
Lead Coordinator 2.9 years
Coordinator 2.6 years
Intake Coordinator 2.1 years
Top Employers Before
Staff Nurse 22.3%
Internship 6.0%
Nurse 4.6%
Therapist 3.3%
Clinician 3.1%
Counselor 2.7%
Supervisor 2.5%
Top Employers After
Staff Nurse 13.0%
Nurse 4.8%
Director 4.3%
Therapist 4.2%
Clinician 3.5%
Consultant 3.5%
Manager 3.4%

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Clinical Coordinator Demographics

Gender

Female

79.0%

Male

19.1%

Unknown

1.9%
Ethnicity

White

62.2%

Hispanic or Latino

14.7%

Black or African American

11.9%

Asian

7.6%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

67.4%

French

5.9%

German

3.7%

Russian

2.6%

Italian

2.6%

Hindi

2.2%

Vietnamese

1.8%

Portuguese

1.8%

Mandarin

1.5%

Swedish

1.1%

Ukrainian

1.1%

Greek

1.1%

Chinese

1.1%

Gujarati

1.1%

Polish

1.1%

Arabic

1.1%

Bosnian

0.7%

Cantonese

0.7%

Filipino

0.7%

Dakota

0.7%
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Clinical Coordinator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

20.6%

Walden University

10.1%

Grand Canyon University

7.3%

Capella University

5.3%

Liberty University

5.2%

New York University

4.7%

Indiana Wesleyan University

4.1%

Boston University

4.0%

Nova Southeastern University

3.8%

West Virginia University

3.7%

Kaplan University

3.5%

Drexel University

3.3%

Arizona State University

3.2%

George Mason University

3.2%

Western Governors University

3.2%

Temple University

3.1%

South University

3.1%

Virginia Commonwealth University

2.9%

University of Illinois at Chicago

2.9%

University of South Alabama

2.8%
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Majors

Nursing

37.9%

Business

9.7%

Social Work

8.3%

Health Care Administration

5.7%

Psychology

4.4%

Medical Technician

3.3%

Counseling Psychology

3.3%

Clinical Psychology

3.2%

School Counseling

2.9%

Mental Health Counseling

2.7%

Medical Assisting Services

2.7%

Education

2.5%

Pharmacy

2.4%

Management

2.3%

Public Health

2.2%

Physical Therapy

1.7%

Biology

1.5%

Criminal Justice

1.1%

Nursing Science

1.1%

Human Services

1.1%
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Degrees

Masters

36.4%

Bachelors

25.7%

Other

15.4%

Associate

10.5%

Doctorate

5.3%

Certificate

4.3%

Diploma

1.6%

License

0.7%
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Real Clinical Coordinator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator University of Kansas Hospital Authority Kansas City, KS Aug 19, 2015 $131,456
Clinical Protocol Coordinator SR. 1 Kelly Services, Inc. Bethesda, MD Aug 05, 2013 $103,181
Clinical Protocol Coordinator SR. 1 Kelly Services, Inc. Bethesda, MD May 08, 2013 $103,181
Clinical Therapy Coordinator Sterling Home Health Care, Inc. Canton, MI Jul 06, 2016 $89,482
SHS Clinical Coordinator (UCP XII) University of Connecticut Storrs, CT May 17, 2016 $87,074 -
$147,607
Optometry Clinic Coordinator Eagle Eye Center LLC Sugar Land, TX Dec 28, 2015 $85,613
Clinical Trail Coordinator Data Warehouse Labs Inc. Ardsley, NY Feb 11, 2015 $85,051
Clinical Coordinator Paljr, LLC West Babylon, NY Oct 02, 2013 $83,480
Clinical Coordinator of Inpatient Psychiatry Interfaith Medical Center New York, NY Aug 20, 2014 $83,000
Clinical Coordinator Senior Living Solutions LLC Hillsborough, NJ Apr 21, 2014 $81,727
SHS Clinical Coordinator (UCP 12) University of Connecticut Storrs, CT Sep 13, 2013 $81,678 -
$138,461
Clinical Coordinator RN Express Staffing Registry, LLC New York, NY Sep 30, 2015 $81,435
Clinical Coordinator RN Express Staffing Registry, LLC New York, NY Aug 15, 2016 $76,092
Clinical Coordinator Advanced Dialysis Center, LLC Lanham, MD Sep 20, 2014 $75,654
Clinical Coordinator/Manager Caregivers Home Health Services Inc. Falls Church, VA Nov 08, 2014 $73,757
Clinical Coordinator Jopal Bronx, LLC New York, NY Apr 28, 2015 $73,045
Clinical Coordinator Healogics, Inc. Baton Rouge, LA Aug 30, 2016 $72,500
Clinical Coordinator Charlotte County Hepatitis C Clinic Port Charlotte, FL Jun 19, 2015 $69,500
Clinical Coordinator Jopal Bronx, LLC New York, NY Dec 31, 2014 $68,871
Clinical Coordinator Newtown Dialysis Center, Inc. NY Nov 05, 2013 $65,553
Clinical Coordinator Green Acres Manor, Inc. Toms River, NJ Nov 09, 2016 $65,511
Clinical Coordinator RN Express Staffing Registry LLC New York, NY Sep 16, 2014 $64,676
Clinical Coordinator RN Express Staffing Registry LLC New York, NY Sep 10, 2014 $64,572
Clinical Coordinator RN Express Staffing Registry LLC New York, NY Dec 18, 2013 $64,572
Clinical Coordinator RN Express Staffing Registry LLC New York, NY Aug 26, 2013 $64,572

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  2. Clinical Staff
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  • Schedule surgical procedures and arrange for any preoperative testing and medical clearances as indicated based on patient's medical history.
  • Specialized in facilitating seminars on stress management and burnout prevention for veterans, significant others and clinical staff.
  • Communicated essential patient care information to faculty and staff.
  • Facilitate group and individual therapy sessions, family therapy, lectures and facilitate psycho-educational didactic seminars, parent/family education.
  • Executed the strategic planning and development of individualized treatment plans.

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  5. Washington
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  8. District of Columbia
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