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NATURAL SCIENCES MANAGERS
 
Occupation Description:
 
  Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields. Excludes “Architecture and Engineering Managers" (11-9041) and "Computer and Information Systems Managers" (11-3021).
 
  Specialized Occupations:
 
 
   Clinical Research Coordinators (ONET code: 11-9121.01)
 
 
  Occupation Description:
 
  Plan, direct, or coordinate clinical research projects. Direct the activities of workers engaged in clinical research projects to ensure compliance with protocols and overall clinical objectives. May evaluate and analyze clinical data.
 
 
  Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Solicit industry-sponsored trials through contacts and professional organizations.
  • Review scientific literature, participate in continuing education activities, or attend conferences and seminars to maintain current knowledge of clinical studies affairs and issues.
  • Register protocol patients with appropriate statistical centers as required.
  • Prepare for or participate in quality assurance audits conducted by study sponsors, federal agencies, or specially designated review groups.
  • Participate in preparation and management of research budgets and monetary disbursements.
  • Perform specific protocol procedures such as interviewing subjects, taking vital signs, and performing electrocardiograms.
  • Interpret protocols and advise treating physicians on appropriate dosage modifications or treatment calculations based on patient characteristics.
 
 
  Skills:
 
 
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions..
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action..
 
 
  Knowledge:
 
 
  • Medicine and Dentistry - Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources..
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications..
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology..
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction..
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment..
 
  * Water Resource Specialists (ONET code: 11-9121.02)
 
Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Confer with scientists, engineers, regulators, or others to plan or review projects or to provide technical assistance.
  • Develop client relationships and communicate with clients to explain proposals, present research findings, establish specifications, or discuss project status.
  • Plan or direct research, development, or production activities.
  • Prepare project proposals.
  • Design or coordinate successive phases of problem analysis, solution proposals, or testing.
  • Review project activities and prepare and review research, testing, or operational reports.
  • Hire, supervise, or evaluate engineers, technicians, researchers, or other staff.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience..
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions..
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Work experience, plus a bachelor's or higher degree
 
      View Related Programs on Connecticut's Education & Training ConneCTion site
 
Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $161,625.00 $77.71 $45.70 $52.78 - $83.02
Bridgeport/Stamford $203,177.00 $97.69 $52.19 $61.56 - *****
Danbury $139,165.00 $66.91 $47.97 $54.65 - $75.43
Hartford $120,594.00 $57.98 $38.16 $45.39 - $71.27
New Haven $162,105.00 $77.94 $43.46 $48.73 - $94.83
Waterbury $148,492.00 $71.39 $48.29 $51.52 - $75.14
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2014 2024
State of Connecticut 1,140 1,180 0.3% 28
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow about as fast as average, and the number of annual openings will offer very good job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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