Blue Springs, MO (population: 57,147) has eight clinical research schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Kansas, the highest ranked school in this group with a clinical research program, has a total student population of 29,242. It is the 984th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Clinical Research students from Blue Springs 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 Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 1,620 employed medical records and health information technicians earning an average salary of $33,960. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this area earn $33,410/yr and there are 1,560 employed.
Blue Springs lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.575 out of every 1000 jobs in Blue Springs are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians, and 1.644/1000 are held by medical records and health information technicians.
Of the 8 clinical research schools with a 100-mile radius of Blue Springs, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, William Jewell College comes out as the most expensive ($19,123/yr) for clinical research students, with University of Central Missouri as the lowest, reported at only $8,638/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Blue Springs|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||9.4 miles|
|Kansas City||MO||454,520||32||15.0915||547||16.6 miles|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||17.4 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||59.0 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||85.0 miles|