Pottstown, PA has fifty-one clinical research schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. New York University, the highest ranked school in this group with a clinical research program, has a total student population of 43,404. It is the 13th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Clinical Research students from Pottstown 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.
Pottstown lies in Montgomery 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 Pottstown are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians, and 1.260/1000 are held by medical records and health information technicians.
Of the 51 clinical research schools with a 100-mile radius of Pottstown, only 17 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, New York University comes out as the most expensive ($34,011/yr) for clinical research students, with Camden County College as the lowest, reported at only $3,258/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pottstown|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||19.8 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||20.1 miles|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||23.8 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||29.1 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||33.6 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||40.6 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||41.9 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||45.6 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||47.2 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||54.5 miles|
|East Stroudsburg||PA||-||1||60.9016||70||57.7 miles|