Cleveland, OH (population: 424,526) has thirteen clinical research schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Kent State University Kent Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a clinical research program, has a total student population of 25,127. It is the 1461st highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Clinical Research students from Cleveland 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 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor area alone, there are 1,320 employed medical records and health information technicians earning an average salary of $35,040. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this area earn $38,350/yr and there are 910 employed.
Cleveland lies in Cuyahoga county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor area has 1,003,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $20.16/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.906 out of every 1000 jobs in Cleveland are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians, and 1.320/1000 are held by medical records and health information technicians.
Of the 13 clinical research schools with a 100-mile radius of Cleveland, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Gannon University comes out as the most expensive ($21,655/yr) for clinical research students, with Jefferson Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,111/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Cleveland|
|Cleveland Heights||OH||44,848||1||34.6777||3||6.6 miles|
|Warrensville Heights||OH||-||1||16.9884||13||8.6 miles|
|Highland Heights||OH||-||2||31.299||116||11.6 miles|
|North Olmsted||OH||-||1||26.1035||13||13.4 miles|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||23.0 miles|
|North Canton||OH||-||2||20.0373||113||44.2 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||69.6 miles|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||74.2 miles|
|Saint Clair Shores||MI||59,971||1||11.5792||3||93.5 miles|
|Clinton Township||MI||-||2||7.68254||63||99.6 miles|