California contains twelve schools that offer clinical research programs. University of California-Davis, the highest-ranking clinical research school in CA, has a total student population of 31,247 and is the 41st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 clinical research schools in California, only 11 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan College-Vista comes out as the most expensive ($38,865/yr), with California State University-Dominguez Hills as the lowest recorded at only $2,451/yr.
Clinical Research students from California schools who go on to become clinical researchers, clinical laboratory researchers, institutional research directors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 152,420 people working as medical and clinical laboratory technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $37,860. Also, Medical records and health information technicians make on average $33,880 per year and there are about 170,580 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the California alone, there are 15,180 employed medical records and health information technicians earning an average yearly salary of $38,550. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this state earn $42,320/yr and there are 15,370 employed.
Also, within the clinical research schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from clinical research, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
California Interesting Facts