Data management specialists plan, execute, and distribute quantitative reports and analyses. They are responsible for independently managing data collection and entry, which may be related to a variety of subjects and fields; examples include data entry related to students, faculty, finances, and organizational characteristics. In many organizations, the data management specialist is required to meet strict deadlines for monthly and quarterly reports, ad hoc reports, and local project management. Often, the data management specialist must use collected data to create informative, engaging presentations for management.
This position may allow access to the private information of patients, customers, the business, and/or employees; for this reason, data management specialists must adhere to company privacy rules, any applicable laws, and HIPPA (as required). Data management specialists often work alone. However, they often work in a team setting on data and operational issues, analyses, updating office manuals, and other tasks.
Educational requirements for this position vary. A bachelor's degree in business information systems or a related field is may be required, or an associate's degree in a relevant field with several years' experience. Proficiency with basic computer software is necessary in this job. Relevant experience in a similar position may be required or preferred by employers. Data management specialists must be highly organized, pay close attention to detail, and have strong interpersonal skills.
Data Management Specialist Tasks
- Coordinate data implementation team and act as lead point of contact with internal management teams.
- Clean and ensure accuracy and integrity of data.
- Provide support for data management activities and attend relevant meetings as the expert.
- Design, develop, maintain, manage, and report on databases and data updates.
- Design data tracking and monitoring tools.