Pennsylvania contains 34 schools that offer clinical research programs. Temple University, the highest-ranking clinical research school in PA, has a total student population of 36,507 and is the 105th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 34 clinical research schools in Pennsylvania, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia comes out as the most expensive ($31,720/yr), with Community College of Beaver County as the lowest recorded at only $4,128/yr.
Clinical Research students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 8,070 employed medical records and health information technicians earning an average yearly salary of $32,150. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this state earn $39,940/yr and there are 9,570 employed.
Also, within the clinical research schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from clinical research, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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