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Working As A Clinical Data Specialist

  • Processing Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $82,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Clinical Data Specialist Do

Statisticians use statistical methods to collect and analyze data and to help solve real-world problems in business, engineering, healthcare, or other fields.

Duties

Statisticians typically do the following:

  • Decide what data are needed to answer specific questions or problems
  • Determine methods for finding or collecting data
  • Design surveys, experiments, or opinion polls to collect data 
  • Collect data or train others to do so
  • Analyze and interpret data
  • Report conclusions from their analyses

Statisticians design surveys, questionnaires, experiments, and opinion polls to collect the data they need. Surveys may be mailed, conducted over the phone, collected online, or gathered through some other means.

Some surveys, such as the U.S. census, include data from nearly everyone. For most surveys and opinion polls, however, statisticians use sampling to collect data from some people in a particular group. Statisticians determine the type and size of the sample to be surveyed or polled.

Statisticians use specialized statistical software to analyze data. In their analyses, statisticians identify trends and relationships within the data. They also conduct tests to find out the data’s validity and to account for high survey nonresponse rates or sampling error. Some statisticians may help create new software to analyze data more accurately and efficiently.

Statisticians present the findings from their analyses and discuss the data’s limitations to prevent inaccurate conclusions from being drawn. They may present written reports, tables, charts, and graphs to other team members and to clients. Statisticians also recommend how to improve the design of future surveys or experiments.

Statisticians work in many fields, such as education, marketing, psychology, sports, or any other field that requires the collection and analysis of data. In particular, government, healthcare, and research and development companies employ many statisticians.

Government. Statisticians working in government develop and analyze surveys that collect a variety of data, including unemployment rates, wages, and other estimates pertaining to jobs and workers. Other statisticians help to figure out the average level of pesticides in drinking water, the number of endangered species living in a particular area, or the number of people who have a certain disease.

Some statisticians employed by the federal government are known as mathematical statisticians.

HealthcareStatisticians known as biostatisticians or biometricians work in pharmaceutical companies, public health agencies, or hospitals. They may design studies to test whether drugs successfully treat diseases or medical conditions. They may also help identify the sources of outbreaks of illnesses in humans and animals.

Research and development. Statisticians design experiments for product testing and development. For instance, they may help design experiments to see how car engines perform when exposed to extreme weather conditions. Statisticians may also help develop marketing strategies and prices for consumer goods. 

Statisticians often collaborate with other occupations in the design and conduct of the research.

Some people with a degree in statistics or who collect and analyze statistical data may not be formally known as statisticians. Instead, they may work in related fields and professions. In some industries, for example, they may be known as quantitative analysts, market research analysts, data analysts, or data scientists.

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How To Become A Clinical Data Specialist

Statisticians typically need at least a master’s degree in statistics, mathematics, or another quantitative field. However, a bachelor’s degree is sufficient for some entry-level jobs. Research and academic jobs generally require a Ph.D.

Education

Statisticians typically need at least a master’s degree, although some entry-level jobs are available for those with a bachelor’s degree. Most statisticians have degrees in mathematics, economics, computer science, or another quantitative field. A bachelor’s degree in statistics typically includes courses in linear algebra, calculus, experimental design, survey methodology, probability, and statistical theory.

Many colleges and universities advise students to take courses in a related field, such as computer science, engineering, physics, or mathematics. These courses can help prepare students to work in a variety of industries. Coursework in engineering or physical science, for example, may be useful for statisticians working in manufacturing on quality or productivity improvement. A background in biology, chemistry, or health sciences is useful for work testing pharmaceutical or agricultural products.

Because statisticians often work with data analysis software, computer programming courses may be particularly beneficial for students.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Statisticians use statistical techniques and models to analyze large amounts of data. They must determine the appropriate software packages and understand computer programming languages to design and develop new techniques and models. They must also be precise and accurate in their analyses.

Communication skills. Statisticians often work with, and propose solutions to, people who do not have extensive knowledge of mathematics or statistics. They must be able to present statistical information and ideas so that others will understand.

Math skills. Statisticians use statistics, calculus, and linear algebra to develop their models and analyses.

Problem-solving skills. Statisticians must develop techniques to overcome problems in data collection and analysis, such as high nonresponse rates, so that they can draw meaningful conclusions.

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Average Yearly Salary
$82,000
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$42,000
Min 10%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$160,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
CentraCare Health
Highest Paying City
Saint Cloud, MN
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
2.6 years
How much does a Clinical Data Specialist make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Clinical Data Specialist in the United States is $82,327 per year or $40 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $42,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $160,000.

Real Clinical Data Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Clinical Data Specialist Veracyte, Inc. South San Francisco, CA Jul 15, 2016 $115,000
Senior Clinical Data Specialist II Shire Human Genetic Therapies, Inc. Lexington, MA Mar 04, 2013 $96,304
PR. Clinical Data Specialist Medtronic, Inc. Mounds View, MN Nov 30, 2015 $93,746 -
$101,580
SR. Clinical Data Specialist Medtronic, Inc. Mounds View, MN May 30, 2015 $91,514
SR. Clinical Data Specialist Medtronic, Inc. Fridley, MN Apr 30, 2015 $91,500
Senior Clinical Data Specialist Stryker Corporation Fremont, CA Feb 23, 2011 $89,000 -
$100,000
Senior Clinical Data Specialist Boston Scientific Corporation Fremont, CA Aug 30, 2010 $89,000 -
$100,000
Clinical Data Informatics Specialist Tekorg, Inc. Somerset, NJ Sep 27, 2016 $86,100 -
$96,100
Clinical Data Specialist, Vascular The New York and Presbyterian Hospital New York, NY Feb 15, 2016 $84,802 -
$95,000
Clinical Data Specialist, Vascular The New York and Presbyterian Hospital New York, NY Feb 17, 2016 $84,802 -
$95,000
Clinical Data Specialist Maxisit, Inc. Metuchen, NJ Mar 09, 2011 $83,480
Clinical Data Specialist Maxisit, Inc. Metuchen, NJ Feb 06, 2012 $83,480
Clinical Data Specialist Maxisit, Inc. Metuchen, NJ Apr 12, 2012 $83,480
Clinical Data Specialist Maxisit, Inc. Metuchen, NJ Nov 12, 2010 $83,480
Clinical Data Specialist Vividstarts LLC Marlborough, MA Sep 01, 2015 $83,200
Clinical Data Specialist Medtronic, Inc. Mounds View, MN Jun 06, 2016 $76,100
SR. Clinical Data Specialist Medtronic, Inc. Mounds View, MN May 14, 2012 $73,674 -
$86,000
Clinical Data Specialist Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati, OH Sep 28, 2013 $71,323
Senior Clinical Data Specialist Shire Human Genetic Therapies, Inc. Cambridge, MA Mar 05, 2010 $68,000 -
$80,000
Clinical Data Specialist Smithhanleyconsultinggroupllc, A Div. of Inventiv Brookline, MA Jun 14, 2010 $66,596 -
$52
Clinical Data Specialist Unicon Pharma Inc. Durham, NC Oct 11, 2016 $65,790
Clinical Data Informatics Specialist Tekorg, Inc. Berkeley Lake, GA Sep 15, 2016 $65,000 -
$75,000
Functional/Clinical Data Specialist Brite Systems, Inc. Phoenix, AZ Sep 01, 2015 $55,000
Clinical Data Anaylst Hisun Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. Princeton, NJ Jun 09, 2016 $52,780
Clinical Data Specialist KONA Medical, Inc. Bellevue, WA Aug 24, 2015 $50,000 -
$70,000

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Top Skills for A Clinical Data Specialist

  1. Database Lock
  2. Data Management Activities
  3. CRF
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  • Worked with coding team to code adverse events (AE), concomitant diagnoses and concomitant therapies prior to database lock.
  • Coordinated project-related data management activities including data entry, verification of research forms, report outputs and support clinical trials development.
  • Developed in depth knowledge of the vendor application CRF Submit; functioned as in house SME for this application.
  • Identified and reported data inconsistencies which aided DM in creating/updating Data Entry guidelines/conventions.
  • Assist in the review of clinical content of HL7 messages to ensure compliance with standard HL7 format.

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Clinical Data Specialist Demographics

Gender

Female

67.3%

Male

22.4%

Unknown

10.2%
Ethnicity

White

56.8%

Hispanic or Latino

16.5%

Black or African American

12.3%

Asian

10.5%

Unknown

4.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

66.7%

Japanese

6.7%

Amharic

6.7%

Gujarati

6.7%

Hindi

6.7%

Urdu

6.7%
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Clinical Data Specialist Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

16.9%

Trine University

7.0%

University of Maryland - University College

5.6%

Arizona State University

5.6%

North Carolina Central University

5.6%

Walden University

5.6%

University of Massachusetts - Boston

4.2%

Southern Methodist University

4.2%

Temple University

4.2%

Boston University

4.2%

Framingham State University

4.2%

University of North Texas

4.2%

University of Texas at Dallas

4.2%

University of Cincinnati

4.2%

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

4.2%

Shoreline Community College

4.2%

University of Texas at Arlington

2.8%

Texas A&M University

2.8%

Pima Community College

2.8%

University of Alabama

2.8%
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Majors

Health Care Administration

17.5%

Business

13.3%

Nursing

12.5%

Biology

10.0%

Psychology

6.3%

Computer Information Systems

5.4%

Public Health

4.6%

Pharmacy

4.2%

Health And Wellness

3.3%

Management

2.9%

Computer Science

2.5%

Chemistry

2.5%

General Studies

2.1%

Health Sciences And Services

2.1%

Information Technology

2.1%

Information Sciences

2.1%

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology

1.7%

Education

1.7%

Communication

1.7%

Liberal Arts

1.7%
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Degrees

Bachelors

40.1%

Masters

25.0%

Associate

12.6%

Other

12.4%

Certificate

6.9%

Doctorate

1.6%

Diploma

1.1%

License

0.3%
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