Massachusetts contains seven schools that offer clinical research programs. Boston University, the highest-ranking clinical research school in MA, has a total student population of 31,960 and is the 32nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 clinical research schools in Massachusetts, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northeastern University comes out as the most expensive ($32,703/yr), with Bristol Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,151/yr.
Clinical Research students from Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts alone, there are 5,800 employed medical records and health information technicians earning an average yearly salary of $39,310. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this state earn $40,090/yr and there are 7,480 employed.
Also, within the clinical research schools in Massachusetts, the average student population is 2,580 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from clinical research, there are 5364 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,075 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,628, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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