Blaine, MN (population: 56,366) has thirteen clinical research schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest ranked school in this group with a clinical research program, has a total student population of 51,659. It is the 31st highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Minnesota.
Clinical Research students from Blaine 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 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area alone, there are 2,320 employed medical records and health information technicians earning an average salary of $38,290. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this area earn $42,120/yr and there are 1,820 employed.
Blaine lies in Anoka county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area has 1,729,750 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.049 out of every 1000 jobs in Blaine are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians, and 1.343/1000 are held by medical records and health information technicians.
Of the 13 clinical research schools with a 100-mile radius of Blaine, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Argosy University-Twin Cities comes out as the most expensive ($24,850/yr) for clinical research students, with Chippewa Valley Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $7,381/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Blaine|
|Brooklyn Park||MN||72,758||3||8.3746||127||8.0 miles|
|Brooklyn Center||MN||-||2||15.2653||32||8.8 miles|
|White Bear Lake||MN||-||1||10.7099||66||11.4 miles|
|Maple Grove||MN||63,633||0||-||0||12.9 miles|
|Saint Paul||MN||281,501||17||26.5648||744||16.1 miles|
|St Louis Park||MN||-||1||8.81324||12||16.8 miles|
|Saint Louis Park||MN||46,353||2||11.1178||24||16.9 miles|
|Mendota Heights||MN||-||2||22.3643||19||20.1 miles|
|Lake Elmo||MN||-||1||0.0||0||20.1 miles|
|Inver Grove Heights||MN||-||1||10.5306||43||23.7 miles|
|Eden Prairie||MN||62,379||2||4.18307||19||25.3 miles|
|Pine City||MN||-||1||14.515||24||47.4 miles|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||53.6 miles|
|Saint Peter||MN||-||1||36.7798||76||69.6 miles|
|North Mankato||MN||-||1||14.452||54||80.0 miles|
|Eau Claire||WI||66,106||3||29.3261||160||87.5 miles|