Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has two clinical research schools within its city limits. Boston University, the highest ranked school in the city with a clinical research program, has a total student population of 31,960. It is the 32nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Clinical Research students from Boston 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 3,120 employed medical records and health information technicians earning an average salary of $41,050. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this area earn $40,150/yr and there are 5,190 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.080 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians, and 1.850/1000 are held by medical records and health information technicians.
Of the 2 clinical research schools in Boston, both of them 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) for clinical research students, with Boston University as the lowest, reported at only $28,548/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|