Tulsa, OK (population: 387,683) has two clinical research schools within its city limits. Oral Roberts University, the highest ranked school in the city with a clinical research program, has a total student population of 3,140. It is the 2440th highest ranked school in the USA and the 53rd highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Clinical Research students from Tulsa 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 Tulsa area alone, there are 680 employed medical records and health information technicians earning an average salary of $29,930. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this area earn $29,440/yr and there are 600 employed.
Tulsa lies in Osage county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Tulsa area has 423,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $18.09/hr average worker wage, and a $37,620 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.422 out of every 1000 jobs in Tulsa are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians, and 1.599/1000 are held by medical records and health information technicians.
Of the 2 clinical research schools in Tulsa, only 1 has 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 Tulsa|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||76.2 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||77.1 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||89.5 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||93.6 miles|