South Orange, NJ has fifty-two 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 South Orange 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.
South Orange lies in Essex 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 South Orange are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians, and 0.533/1000 are held by medical records and health information technicians.
Of the 52 clinical research schools with a 100-mile radius of South Orange, 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 South Orange|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||2.8 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||10.3 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||10.9 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||12.4 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||12.9 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||14.8 miles|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||15.8 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||16.4 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||17.7 miles|