West New York, NJ (population: 47,282) has forty-eight 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 West New York 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.
West New York lies in Hudson 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 West New York are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians, and 0.813/1000 are held by medical records and health information technicians.
Of the 48 clinical research schools with a 100-mile radius of West New York, 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 West New York|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||2.4 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||3.0 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||5.1 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||5.9 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||6.9 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||7.2 miles|
|Fresh Meadows||NY||-||1||41.5392||2||10.8 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||12.5 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||14.0 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||14.7 miles|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||14.7 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||14.8 miles|