Reading, PA (population: 80,046) has one clinical research school within its city limits. Reading Area Community College has a total student population of 5,425. It is the 5726th highest ranked school in the USA and the 334th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Clinical Research students from Reading 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 Reading area alone, there are 120 employed medical records and health information technicians earning an average salary of $28,720. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this area earn $42,570/yr and there are 240 employed.
Reading lies in Berks county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Reading area has 163,230 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.4% unemployment rate, $19.00/hr average worker wage, and a $39,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.441 out of every 1000 jobs in Reading are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians, and 0.711/1000 are held by medical records and health information technicians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Reading Area Community College ends up costing a student $12,098/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Reading|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||31.1 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||35.5 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||35.7 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||36.8 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||45.1 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||50.7 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||51.2 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||57.8 miles|
|East Stroudsburg||PA||-||1||60.9016||70||60.2 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||61.7 miles|