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Become A SAS Programmer

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Working As A SAS Programmer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $70,000

    Average Salary

What Does A SAS Programmer Do At Kelly Services

* Provide programming support for some or all of the following activities related to clinical trials data: creation and maintenance of programs used for data entry, data management, data validation, statistical report generation, and program validation.
* Assist Data Management and Biostatistics with developing tools and techniques for improving process efficiencies.
* Communicate effectively within a multi-disciplinary project team to complete assigned tasks on time and within budget.
* Proficient in SAS, SQL, or PL/SQL.
* Good communication skills and ability to supervise others.
* Thorough knowledge of clinical trial data management required.
* Ability to effectively organize and manage multiple assignments with hard deadlines.
* Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary project team.
* Understanding of relational databases, or experience working with large complex data systems.
* Understanding of SAS data step programming, SAS macros, and report generation

What Does A SAS Programmer Do At Pfizer

* Contributes to achievement of immediate work group goals and may undertake collaborations with other team members.
* Assists with the development of laboratory- and pilot-scale process chemistry models.
* Execution of process characterization and feasibility experiments.
* Analysis of experiemental results using Excel spreadsheets and/or statistical analysis software.
* Operation and maintainance of laboratory equipment and instruments.
* Documenting results in electronic laboratory notebooks and reviewing the notebooks of peers.
* Authoring experimental study plans and final technical reports

What Does A SAS Programmer Do At Makro Technologies, Inc.

* Providing statistical programming and validation support for clinical study reports, overseeing programming activities by external vendors (e.g., CROs) when necessary and coordinating programming activities among the study programmers to achieve timely progress in the following areas: analysis datasets, statistical tables, figures, listings, Integrated Summaries of Safety (ISS), Integrated Summaries of Efficacy (ISE), DSUR, PSUR, IB, progress reports, electronic submissions and other internal and external requests (e.g., publications).
* Accessing and converting data to SAS from Database management system and PC file formats (e.g., MS Excel, text files).
* Working with external vendors in order to develop or monitor the content and structure of SAS data sets.
* SDTM and ADaM technical knowledge are preferred.
* In addition, knowledge of agency requirements including ICH, FDA, and other guidances are beneficial.
* Knowledge of current FDA submission process (Define.xml, etc.) is strongly recommended.
* Developing and maintaining SOPs, SWPs and other related technical documents, providing input to the Database and CRF Development.
* Providing input in developing statistical analysis plans, producing specifications of analysis datasets, validation plans, and other related documents.
* Good understanding with different phases of clinical trials, protocols, andCRF designs.
* Maintaining standards for programming activities (SDTM, ADaM, directory structure, etc.), and guiding/coaching Statistical programmers.
* Working independently as well as in teams to accomplish tasks and goals defined by supervisor.
* Attending required training and meetings and bringing in new ideas to improve the programming process

What Does A SAS Programmer Do At Quintilesims

* Manage delivery of projects through full data management study life-cycle; manage project timelines and quality issues, and identify and justify out-of-scope.
* Serve as a Laboratory Data Analyst for a number of global and sometimes regional studies or serve in a leadership role to a specific DM Task.
* Interact with internal and external team members to negotiate timelines and responsibilities and to help resolve issues dealing with clinical trials database.
* Ensure service and quality meet agreed upon timelines and deliverables in data transmission agreements; Ensure quality checks performed on data files before transmission and obtain peer-review where required.
* Determine and set up data requirements and specifications per project needs as requested by the Client Data Manager within the core standard operating procedures and working instructions.
* Develop simple to moderately complex applications within scope of assignment.
* Participates in the design, development, testing, documentation, and maintenance of computer programs for implementing data transmittal processes and department support processes
* Identification of the database set up and programming gaps and solves issues through using the global issue escalation/communication policy.
* Ensure all specification and design documentation are filed and stored according to company policy.
* Understand and verify error logs generated by the LIMS Data Transmission creation programs and communicate to the programming/support team to resolve any issues in the data transmission.
* Create and record all evidence of the data transmission process from data file definition to closure of study.
* Ensure the internal and external customer queries are timely addressed and resolved effectively.
* Perform comprehensive quality control procedures.
* Participate in direct negotiations with customer relative to project details, e.g., timelines, financial, process, resources.
* May train junior Data Analyst staff, as required.
* Perform other duties as directed by the functional manager

What Does A SAS Programmer Do At ERT

* Perform any and all functions of the System Analyst I as required to meet corporate commitments and deliverables; in particular, to review or provide standard data specifications and create standard data files through SAS.
* Receive and review non
* ERT standard client file specifications from Data Manager / Project Manager or client and interact with the client to finalize transfer specifications
* Develop SAS programs to create non-standard data files, specifically vertical file and incremental data file requirements
* As part of the Software Development Life Cycle, review User Requirements and create and/or review Functional and Technical Specifications and approve specifications
* Create and test ad-hoc programs for:
* Esoteric quality control checks requested by QC
* Data resolution/mining
* Other client requirements
* Assist with orientation and training of Systems Analysts and Data Management / Project Management personnel as determined by management.
* In conjunction with the entire department, recommend, develop and implement SOPs for improved CDP Procedures.
* The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description represent the major responsibilities of the position.
* Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned, as required.
* ERT reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of ERT.
* This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.
* BS in computer sciences or related field; MS in computer sciences related field helpful.
* Minimum three years experience in BASE SAS products and procedures and one year experience in database design and data structures.
* Understanding of the pharmaceutical drug development process, as gained through a minimum of two years experience in the pharmaceutical or healthcare industry.
* Strong organization, analytical and communication skills.
* Detail-oriented.
* Experience with Windows and Microsoft Office products.
* Experience with DB programming is a plus.
* Ability to work in a rapidly changing and fast-paced environment, with short timelines.
* Adaptable and flexible.
* Able to work in a frequently high-stress environment.
* We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
* Hours: 40

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How To Become A SAS Programmer

Most computer programmers have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related subject; however, some employers hire workers with an associate’s degree. Most programmers specialize in a few programming languages.


Most computer programmers have a bachelor’s degree; however, some employers hire workers who have an associate’s degree. Most programmers get a degree in computer science or a related subject. Programmers who work in specific fields, such as healthcare or accounting, may take classes in that field to supplement their degree in computer programming. In addition, employers value experience, which many students gain through internships.

Most programmers learn a few computer languages while in school. However, a computer science degree gives students the skills needed to learn new computer languages easily. During their classes, students receive hands-on experience writing code, testing programs, fixing errors, and doing many other tasks that they will perform on the job.

To keep up with changing technology, computer programmers may take continuing education and professional development seminars to learn new programming languages or about upgrades to programming languages they already know.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Programmers can become certified in specific programming languages or for vendor-specific programming products. Some companies require their computer programmers to be certified in the products they use.

Other Experience

Many students gain experience in computer programming by completing an internship at a software company while in college.


Programmers who have general business experience may become computer systems analysts. With experience, some programmers may become software developers. They may also be promoted to managerial positions. For more information, see the profiles on computer systems analysts, software developers, and computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Computer programmers must understand complex instructions in order to create computer code.

Concentration. Programmers must be able to work at a computer, writing lines of code for long periods.

Detail oriented. Computer programmers must closely examine the code they write because a small mistake can affect the entire computer program.

Troubleshooting skills. An important part of a programmer’s job is to check the code for errors and fix any they find.

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SAS Programmer Career Paths

SAS Programmer
Senior Programmer Analyst Database Administrator Data Analyst
Data Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Lead Consultant Lead Developer
ETL Lead
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Programmer Senior Software Engineer
Lead Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Developer Analyst Senior Software Engineer
Lead Technician
6 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Project Director
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Programmer Senior Programmer Analyst Senior Software Engineer
Project Leader
5 Yearsyrs
Programmer Consultant Senior Programmer Senior Programmer Analyst
Senior Applications Analyst
8 Yearsyrs
BI Developer BI Consultant
Senior Cognos Developer
5 Yearsyrs
Senior Analyst Project Leader Business Analyst
Senior Data Analyst-
6 Yearsyrs
BI Developer Developer Analyst
Senior Developer Analyst
7 Yearsyrs
Clinical Statistical Programmer Senior Programmer Software Engineer
Senior Engineer
8 Yearsyrs
Statistician Business Analyst Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
Senior Quality Assurance
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Analyst Operations Manager Business Analyst
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Programmer Analyst Senior Systems Analyst Senior Software Engineer
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
7 Yearsyrs
Statistician Analyst Quality Assurance Analyst
Senior Quality Assurance Tester
6 Yearsyrs
Developer Analyst Business Analyst Senior Systems Analyst
Senior Software Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Programmer Consultant Senior Programmer Analyst
Senior Technical Analyst
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Data Analyst- Senior Business Analyst Senior Consultant
Senior Technologist
6 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Senior Systems Analyst Senior Software Engineer
Senior/Lead Developer
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Senior Technologist Systems Engineer
Systems Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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SAS Programmer Demographics


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  • Asian

  • Hispanic or Latino

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Languages Spoken

  • Chinese

  • Mandarin

  • French

  • Hindi

  • Spanish

  • Portuguese

  • Gujarati

  • German

  • Hebrew

  • Japanese

  • Urdu

  • Arabic

  • Cantonese

  • Italian

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Real SAS Programmer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
SAS Programmer Inventiv Health Clinical SRE, LLC Palo Alto, CA Sep 22, 2015 $170,560
SAS Programmer Inventiv Health Clinical SRE Bedminster, NJ Oct 07, 2015 $166,960
SAS Programmer Inventiv Health Clinical SRE Bedminster, NJ Jul 09, 2015 $166,960
SAS Programmer Inventiv Health Clinical SRE NJ May 25, 2015 $145,600
SAS Programmer Inventiv Health Clinical SRE Phoenixville, PA Jun 02, 2015 $145,600
SAS Programmer Inventiv Health Clinical SRE, LLC Somerset, NJ May 22, 2015 $145,600
SAS Analyst Bis Consulting, Inc. San Jose, CA Dec 27, 2016 $138,923
SAS Developer MUFG Union Bank, N.A. San Francisco, CA Oct 15, 2015 $138,521
Senior SAS Programmer The Lacek Group LLC Minneapolis, MN Aug 17, 2016 $135,000
SAS Programmer Inventiv Health Clinical SRE, LLC Somerset, NJ Aug 04, 2015 $133,682
Lead SAS Programmer Analyst Ram Software Solutions Inc. Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ Oct 20, 2016 $130,000
SAS Programmer Inventiv Health Clinical, LLC Pennington, NJ Apr 25, 2016 $129,022
Lead SAS Programmer Analyst Intone Networks Inc. Iselin, NJ Jun 07, 2016 $128,000
Senior SAS Programmer Inventiv Health Clinical SRE, LLC Princeton, NJ Apr 02, 2015 $124,800
SAS Programmer/Analyst Statminds, LLC Fort Washington, PA Jul 20, 2016 $84,178
SAS Programmer Statminds, LLC Durham, NC Aug 07, 2016 $84,157
Clinical SAS Programmer HCL Global Systems Inc. Somerset, NJ Apr 27, 2016 $84,023
Clinical SAS Programmer HCL Global Systems Inc. Somerset, NJ Apr 28, 2016 $84,023
SAS Programmer Delasoft, Inc. Franklin Park, NJ Jun 21, 2016 $84,000
SAS Programmer Cyberthink, Inc. Bridgewater, NJ Feb 29, 2016 $84,000
SAS Programmer It Division, Inc. Baltimore, MD Jan 29, 2016 $69,763
Senior Clinical SAS Programmer KRL Solutions Inc. Las Vegas, NV Mar 08, 2016 $69,597
SAS Programmer Techdata Service Company, LLC. King of Prussia, PA Apr 01, 2015 $69,500
SAS Programmer Datatek Inc. Waltham, MA Sep 21, 2015 $69,000
SAS Programmer/Analyst Idol Solutions Inc. Cranbury, NJ Jun 22, 2016 $69,000
SAS Programmer Global Pharmatek, LLC Cary, NC Sep 23, 2015 $69,000
SAS Analyst Intone Networks Inc. Morrisville, NC Apr 15, 2015 $69,000

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Top Skills for A SAS Programmer


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Top SAS Programmer Skills

  1. SAS Procedures
  2. SAS Macros
  3. Sas/Sql
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Used different SAS procedures during different trial phases including statistical analysis methods.
  • Developed SAS MACROS for data cleaning and reporting and to support routine processes.
  • Submitted SAS/SQL Queries in UNIX shell to validate data.
  • Involved in writing code using BASE SAS and SAS/Macros to extract clean and validate data from Oracle tables.
  • Created macros, macro variables and UNIX shell scripts when necessary.

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