Philadelphia, PA (population: 1,445,993) has six clinical research schools within its city limits. Temple University, the highest ranked school in the city with a clinical research program, has a total student population of 36,507. It is the 105th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Clinical Research students from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia Metropolitan area alone, there are 2,310 employed medical records and health information technicians earning an average salary of $35,150. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this area earn $44,100/yr and there are 4,190 employed.
Philadelphia lies in Philadelphia county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Philadelphia Metropolitan area has 1,832,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $23.24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.288 out of every 1000 jobs in Philadelphia are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians, and 1.260/1000 are held by medical records and health information technicians.
Of the 6 clinical research schools in Philadelphia, only 2 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) for clinical research students, with Community College of Philadelphia as the lowest, reported at only $6,012/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Philadelphia|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||9.3 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||10.3 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||13.3 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||13.7 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||16.0 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||33.4 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||33.6 miles|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||38.5 miles|
|Mays Landing||NJ||-||1||11.4678||27||44.1 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||44.6 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||47.4 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||48.9 miles|
|Toms River||NJ||131,619||3||29.102||89||51.1 miles|