Granite Falls, MN has one clinical research school within its city limits. Minnesota West Community and Technical College has a total student population of 3,211. It is the 3810th highest ranked school in the USA and the 65th highest in the state of Minnesota (#1 is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities).
Clinical Research students from Granite Falls 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 Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 200 employed medical records and health information technicians earning an average salary of $31,500. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this area earn $39,830/yr and there are 210 employed.
Granite Falls lies in Chippewa county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area has 123,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $16.60/hr average worker wage, and a $34,530 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.672 out of every 1000 jobs in Granite Falls are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians, and 1.660/1000 are held by medical records and health information technicians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Minnesota West Community and Technical College ends up costing a student $9,264/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Granite Falls|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||84.4 miles|
|Saint Peter||MN||-||1||36.7798||76||84.4 miles|
|North Mankato||MN||-||1||14.452||54||86.6 miles|