Clifton, NJ (population: 78,248) has fifty-one clinical research schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. New York University, the highest ranked school in this group with a clinical research program, has a total student population of 43,404. It is the 13th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Clinical Research students from Clifton 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 New York-White Plains-Wayne-NJ Metropolitan area alone, there are 4,120 employed medical records and health information technicians earning an average salary of $42,400. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this area earn $46,260/yr and there are 4,420 employed.
Clifton lies in Passaic county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the New York-White Plains-Wayne-NJ Metropolitan area has 5,063,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $27.05/hr average worker wage, and a $56,250 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.872 out of every 1000 jobs in Clifton are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians, and 0.813/1000 are held by medical records and health information technicians.
Of the 51 clinical research schools with a 100-mile radius of Clifton, only 18 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, New York University comes out as the most expensive ($34,011/yr) for clinical research students, with Camden County College as the lowest, reported at only $3,258/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Clifton|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||2.8 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||7.1 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||8.4 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||9.3 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||11.3 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||11.6 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||13.6 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||16.1 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||17.5 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||17.6 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||18.1 miles|