Louisville, KY (population: 556,482) has two clinical research schools within its city limits. Bellarmine University, the highest ranked school in the city with a clinical research program, has a total student population of 3,090. It is the 2026th highest ranked school in the USA and the 24th highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
Clinical Research students from Louisville 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 Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area alone, there are 960 employed medical records and health information technicians earning an average salary of $31,730. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this area earn $33,910/yr and there are 420 employed.
Louisville lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area has 593,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.22/hr average worker wage, and a $39,970 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.706 out of every 1000 jobs in Louisville are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians, and 1.614/1000 are held by medical records and health information technicians.
Of the 2 clinical research schools in Louisville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bellarmine University comes out as the most expensive ($22,020/yr) for clinical research students, with Jefferson Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $8,103/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Louisville|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||6.4 miles|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||44.1 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||83.8 miles|
|Oakland City||IN||-||1||58.4328||69||87.5 miles|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||94.6 miles|