Honolulu, HI (population: 375,134) has two clinical research schools within its city limits. University of Hawaii at Manoa, the highest ranked school in the city with a clinical research program, has a total student population of 20,435. It is the 282nd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Hawaii.
Clinical Research students from Honolulu 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 Honolulu area alone, there are 530 employed medical records and health information technicians earning an average salary of $42,810. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this area earn $42,700/yr and there are 540 employed.
Honolulu lies in Honolulu county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Honolulu area has 430,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Honolulu are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians, and 1/1000 are held by medical records and health information technicians.
Of the 2 clinical research schools in Honolulu, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Hawaii at Manoa comes out as the most expensive ($10,275/yr) for clinical research students, with Kapiolani Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,425/yr.