WHAT DO DATA COORDINATORS DO?
Every business collects data, whether it's sales figures, market research, logistics, medical records or transportation costs. A data coordinator's job is to organize that data in a way to help data analysts and companies make better business decisions.
Data coordinators work to help collect and manage data so that it can be used to analyze business functions, productivity and redundancies. Coordinators may work to make sure that the data is collected properly, observing any legal or ethical standards are met, especially for data that involves personal information.
Data coordinators work primarily with electronic data and use complex software systems to maintain and organize data.
HOW MUCH DO DATA COORDINATORS MAKE?
In 2010, database administrators made a median income of $73,490, or $35.33 per hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
WHAT ARE THE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS?
Data coordinators typically need a bachelor's degree in information science, computer science, management information systems (MIS) or a similar field. Larger companies might require a Master of Business Administration (MBA). In addition, data coordinators will have to understand database languages like SQL.
JOB SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS
- Analytical Skills: Data coordinators must be able to analyze how data is coming in, and how it will need to be organized so that it when it is needed, it can easily be used.
- Communication: Data coordinators work on teams with other coordinators, analysts, database administrators and others. Being a team player and working well with others is crucial.
- Attention to Detail: Data is complex and can coordinators need to be able to look at the minute details to make sure it is being recorded and stored properly.
- Logical Thinking: Data coordinators need to look at what data needs to be recorded, and determine how to store it in such a way that it will be easily used in the future.
- Problem-Solving: Coordinators need to be able to solve data problems as they arise.
THE FUTURE OF DATA COORDINATORS
As more companies collect and analyze data, there will be more demand for data coordinators. According to the BLS, the need for data analysts, administrators and similar jobs will grow rapidly between 2010 and 2020.