Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has two clinical research schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Arapahoe Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a clinical research program, has a total student population of 9,969. It is the 5541st highest ranked school in the USA and the 91st highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Clinical Research students from Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs area alone, there are 440 employed medical records and health information technicians earning an average salary of $35,650. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this area earn $30,310/yr and there are 150 employed.
Colorado Springs lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Colorado Springs area has 246,560 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Colorado Springs are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians, and 2/1000 are held by medical records and health information technicians.
Of the 2 clinical research schools with a 100-mile radius of Colorado Springs, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Arapahoe Community College comes out as the most expensive ($9,279/yr) for clinical research students, with Arapahoe Community College as the lowest, reported at only $9,279/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Colorado Springs|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||36.3 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||47.3 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||49.0 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||53.4 miles|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||70.1 miles|