Florida contains eighteen schools that offer clinical research programs. University of Central Florida, the highest-ranking clinical research school in FL, has a total student population of 53,401 and is the 71st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 18 clinical research schools in Florida, only 10 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Medvance Institute-West Palm comes out as the most expensive ($19,566/yr), with Indian River State College as the lowest recorded at only $2,138/yr.
Clinical Research students from Florida 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 Florida alone, there are 10,420 employed medical records and health information technicians earning an average yearly salary of $32,130. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this state earn $35,910/yr and there are 7,360 employed.
Also, within the clinical research schools in Florida, the average student population is 3,322 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from clinical research, there are 7625 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,875 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,879, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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