Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has two clinical research schools within its city limits. Rockhurst University, the highest ranked school in the city with a clinical research program, has a total student population of 3,029. It is the 1885th highest ranked school in the USA and the 57th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Clinical Research students from Kansas City 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.
Kansas City 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 Kansas City are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians, and 1.644/1000 are held by medical records and health information technicians.
Of the 2 clinical research schools in Kansas City, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rockhurst University comes out as the most expensive ($17,953/yr) for clinical research students, with University of Missouri-Kansas City as the lowest, reported at only $17,782/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kansas City|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||16.6 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||16.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||46.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.0 miles|