Mankato, MN has two clinical research schools within its city limits. Minnesota State University-Mankato, the highest ranked school in the city with a clinical research program, has a total student population of 14,955. It is the 1609th highest ranked school in the USA and the 23rd highest in the state of Minnesota (#1 is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities).
Clinical Research students from Mankato 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 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 310 employed medical records and health information technicians earning an average salary of $34,560. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this area earn $43,980/yr and there are 240 employed.
Mankato lies in Le Sueur county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area has 225,640 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $17.57/hr average worker wage, and a $36,540 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.053 out of every 1000 jobs in Mankato are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians, and 1.384/1000 are held by medical records and health information technicians.
Of the 2 clinical research schools in Mankato, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Minnesota State University-Mankato comes out as the most expensive ($10,396/yr) for clinical research students, with Minnesota State University-Mankato as the lowest, reported at only $10,396/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mankato|
|North Mankato||MN||-||1||14.452||54||1.8 miles|
|Saint Peter||MN||-||1||36.7798||76||11.0 miles|
|Eden Prairie||MN||62,379||2||4.18307||19||54.4 miles|
|Saint Louis Park||MN||46,353||2||11.1178||24||62.9 miles|
|St Louis Park||MN||-||1||8.81324||12||63.1 miles|
|Mendota Heights||MN||-||2||22.3643||19||65.4 miles|
|Inver Grove Heights||MN||-||1||10.5306||43||66.8 miles|
|Saint Paul||MN||281,501||17||26.5648||744||70.2 miles|
|Maple Grove||MN||63,633||0||-||0||70.6 miles|
|Brooklyn Center||MN||-||2||15.2653||32||71.1 miles|
|Brooklyn Park||MN||72,758||3||8.3746||127||72.8 miles|
|Lake Elmo||MN||-||1||0.0||0||79.7 miles|
|White Bear Lake||MN||-||1||10.7099||66||80.2 miles|
|Granite Falls||MN||-||1||21.2455||72||88.4 miles|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||96.3 miles|