Plainfield, NJ (population: 45,854) has fifty-three 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 Plainfield 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 Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area alone, there are 520 employed medical records and health information technicians earning an average salary of $51,390. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this area earn $51,230/yr and there are 610 employed.
Plainfield lies in Union county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area has 974,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $25.36/hr average worker wage, and a $52,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.624 out of every 1000 jobs in Plainfield are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians, and 0.533/1000 are held by medical records and health information technicians.
Of the 53 clinical research schools with a 100-mile radius of Plainfield, only 19 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 Plainfield|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||9.1 miles|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||10.5 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||12.2 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||13.1 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||14.4 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||14.4 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||19.9 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||22.1 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||23.6 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||24.6 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||25.3 miles|