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Clinical Quality Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Clinical Quality Manager ensures that the quality of the work in a clinical environment is consistent and meets government and industry standards as well as customer expectations. Verifies compliance with health and safety regulations. Coordinates all activities related to quality assurance and monitoring and revises existing processes in order to increase efficiency.

Job Outlook

There were 36 Clinical Quality Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 1628 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Quality Control Systems Manager industry, which includes the Clinical Quality Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Clinical Quality Manager jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $119,871.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $127,879.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Clinical Quality Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $96,124.

Education and Experience

Posted Clinical Quality Manager jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree5.77%
Bachelor's Degree76.11%
Master's Degree45.64%
Doctoral Degree6.39%
Other4.05%

Posted Clinical Quality Manager jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years6.52%
3 to 5 years39.86%
6 to 8 years23.35%
9+ years30.27%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Clinical Quality Manager positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Management (56.33%)
  • Leadership (53.07%)
  • Quality Assurance (47.05%)
  • Communication (46.56%)
  • Operations (38.02%)
  • Planning (24.39%)
  • Safety Assurance (23.83%)
  • Research (21.62%)
  • Coordinating (19.96%)
  • Influencing Skills (19.41%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Quality Improvement (34.15%)
  • Quality Management (40.77%)
  • Nursing (28.94%)
  • Corrective And Preventive Action (CAPA) (34.73%)
  • Auditing (53.89%)
  • Data Analysis (20.71%)
  • Process Improvement (29.2%)
  • Project Management (32.93%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Healthcare Quality (9.32%)
  • Workflow Management (6.75%)
  • Quality Strategy (9%)
  • Good Clinical Practices (GCP) (24.24%)
  • Root Cause Analysis (14.02%)
  • Clinical Research (21.93%)
  • Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) (8.75%)
  • Risk Management (10.68%)
  • Quality Management Systems (20.64%)
  • Pre-Clinical Development (19.68%)
  • Patient Safety (14.21%)
  • Health Administration (8.81%)
  • Infection Control (3.28%)
  • Life Sciences (7.27%)
  • Standard Operating Procedure (14.41%)
  • Electronic Medical Record (4.31%)
  • Pharmaceuticals (24.57%)
  • New Product Development (7.07%)
  • Health Care Industry (5.98%)
  • Conflict Resolution (4.05%)
  • Clinical Practices (3.67%)
  • Medical Devices (8.1%)
  • Continuous Improvement Process (10.55%)
  • Clinical Quality Management (7.91%)
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (5.14%)
  • Regulatory Compliance (13.12%)
  • Clinical Trials (33.7%)
  • Risk Analysis (15.37%)
  • Managed Care (8.36%)
  • Business Operations (7.27%)
  • Business Process (6.43%)
  • Risk Based Internal Auditing (6.37%)
  • Healthcare Industry Knowledge (9.97%)
  • Data Integrity (10.8%)
  • HEDIS (Healthcare Effectiveness Data And Information Set) (13.7%)
  • Auditor's Report (9.52%)
  • Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) (8.81%)
  • Governance and Compliance Strategy (9.39%)
  • Technical Writing (6.95%)
  • Biotechnology (16.4%)
  • Risk Mitigation (11.51%)
  • Performance Improvement (19.49%)
  • Compliance Risk (10.87%)
  • Surgery (1.22%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Nursing (57.62%)
  • Process Improvement (58.13%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Clinical Quality Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Clinical Quality Assurance Manager
  • Director of Clinical Quality
  • Clinical Quality Program Manager
  • Clinical Quality Improvement Specialist
  • Area Quality Manager
  • Clinical Quality Program Director
  • Clinical Quality Specialist
  • Clinical Quality Analyst
  • Quality Risk Manager

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Clinical Quality Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Elevance Health (154)
  • Merck (131)
  • Takeda Pharmaceutical Company (100)
  • IQVIA (70)
  • UnitedHealth Group (67)
  • Danaher (41)
  • California Physicians' Service (30)
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb (23)
  • Fresenius (22)
  • SCA Health (18)

North Carolina

  • UnitedHealth Group (5)
  • IQVIA (4)
  • Danaher (3)
  • Elevance Health (3)
  • SCA Health (2)
  • Liquidia Corp (2)
  • Innospec (2)
  • Veloxis Pharmaceuticals (2)
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific (1)
  • Atrium Health (1)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!