Oklahoma City, OK (population: 564,147) has thirteen clinical research schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Oklahoma Christian University, the highest ranked school in this group with a clinical research program, has a total student population of 2,171. It is the 351st highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Clinical Research students from Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City area alone, there are 1,280 employed medical records and health information technicians earning an average salary of $32,300. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this area earn $32,320/yr and there are 540 employed.
Oklahoma City lies in Oklahoma county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Oklahoma City area has 564,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.31/hr average worker wage, and a $38,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.956 out of every 1000 jobs in Oklahoma City are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians, and 2.265/1000 are held by medical records and health information technicians.
Of the 13 clinical research schools with a 100-mile radius of Oklahoma City, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Oral Roberts University comes out as the most expensive ($18,078/yr) for clinical research students, with Tulsa Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,722/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oklahoma City|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||7.9 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||25.4 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||88.8 miles|