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Working As A Data Management Associate

  • 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 Data Management Associate 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 Data Management Associate

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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Data Management Associate Demographics

Gender

Female

56.0%

Male

30.6%

Unknown

13.4%
Ethnicity

White

57.3%

Hispanic or Latino

15.0%

Black or African American

12.4%

Asian

11.3%

Unknown

3.9%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

87.5%

French

12.5%

Data Management Associate Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

11.9%

Loyola University of Chicago

6.8%

University of New Haven

6.8%

Purdue University

6.8%

New York University

5.1%

Georgia State University

5.1%

California State University - East Bay

5.1%

Kennesaw State University

5.1%

Regis University

5.1%

Florida International University

5.1%

Villanova University

5.1%

Indiana Wesleyan University

5.1%

University of Connecticut

3.4%

Arizona State University

3.4%

Ithaca College

3.4%

San Jose State University

3.4%

University of Rochester

3.4%

University of Central Oklahoma

3.4%

North Carolina State University

3.4%

Radford University

3.4%
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Majors

Business

34.2%

Health Care Administration

10.2%

Accounting

8.0%

Biology

4.8%

Computer Science

3.7%

Nursing

3.2%

Communication

3.2%

Political Science

3.2%

Computer Information Systems

3.2%

Mathematics

3.2%

Marketing

3.2%

Information Technology

2.7%

General Studies

2.1%

Statistics

2.1%

Pharmacy

2.1%

English

2.1%

Psychology

2.1%

Finance

2.1%

Computer Applications

2.1%

History

2.1%
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Degrees

Bachelors

38.9%

Masters

28.2%

Other

13.4%

Associate

11.7%

Certificate

4.0%

Doctorate

2.7%

Diploma

1.0%
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$41,000
Min 10%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
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$82,000
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$82,000
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Best Paying Company
Goldman Sachs
Highest Paying City
Oklahoma City, OK
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
2.9 years
How much does a Data Management Associate make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Data Management Associate in the United States is $82,784 per year or $40 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $41,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $165,000.

Real Data Management Associate Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Bi/Data Management Associate Specialist Pepsico, Inc. Chicago, IL Mar 04, 2015 $121,098
Bi/Data Management Associate Specialist Pepsico, Inc. Chicago, IL Oct 02, 2014 $121,098
Bi/Data Management Associate Specialist Pepsico, Inc. Plano, TX Mar 12, 2013 $104,300
Bi/Data Management Associate Specialist Pepsico, Inc. Plano, TX Mar 12, 2012 $101,300
Bi/Data Management Associate Specialist Pepsico, Inc. Plano, TX Oct 27, 2011 $100,300
Bi/Data Management Associate Specialist Pepsico, Inc. Plano, TX Oct 01, 2011 $97,600
Associate-Data Analysis and Business Management Jpmorgan Chase & Co. Columbus, OH Nov 28, 2016 $97,500
Bi/Data Management Associate Specialist Pepsico, Inc. Chicago, IL Sep 20, 2014 $96,300 -
$130,900
HPC Scientific Data Management R&D Associate Ut-Battelle, LLC (ORNL) Oak Ridge, TN Jun 01, 2014 $94,554
Bi/Data Management Associate Specialist Pepsico, Inc. Plano, TX Oct 24, 2014 $91,166 -
$130,900

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Top Skills for A Data Management Associate

  1. Database Window
  2. Data Management
  3. Data Entry
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  • Provided data management expertise by performing data entry contained on case report forms and clarifying discrepant information, updating clarification forms.
  • Performed data entry and analysis utilizing a variety of software tools.
  • Utilize my understanding of technical data, to make recommendations that ensure documentation/reports are prepared in accordance with approved procedures.
  • Develop and maintain the company standard edit specifications to correspond with the company standard CRF
  • Reviewed, analyzed and validated all reports generated from the SQL database for accuracy prior to the submission to management.

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