Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has three clinical research schools within its city limits. Belmont University, the highest ranked school in the city with a clinical research program, has a total student population of 5,424. It is the 1511th highest ranked school in the USA and the 24th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University). To learn more about clinical research programs in Nashville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of clinical research professors at Belmont University such as Marcia McDonald.
Clinical Research students from Nashville 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are 590 employed medical records and health information technicians earning an average salary of $34,220. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this area earn $35,500/yr and there are 1,190 employed.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.659 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashville are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians, and 0.818/1000 are held by medical records and health information technicians.
Of the 3 clinical research schools in Nashville, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Belmont University comes out as the most expensive ($23,881/yr) for clinical research students, with Tennessee State University as the lowest, reported at only $8,483/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|