Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has one clinical research school within its city limits. University of Nebraska Medical Center has a total student population of 3,237. It is the 6019th highest ranked school in the USA and the 47th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Clinical Research students from Omaha 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 Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 900 employed medical records and health information technicians earning an average salary of $34,610. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this area earn $34,110/yr and there are 590 employed.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.306 out of every 1000 jobs in Omaha are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians, and 1.998/1000 are held by medical records and health information technicians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Nebraska Medical Center ends up costing a student $/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|