Dallas, TX (population: 1,304,930) has two clinical research schools within its city limits. El Centro College, the highest ranked school in the city with a clinical research program, has a total student population of 9,072. It is the 5772nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 331st highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Clinical Research students from Dallas 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 Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area alone, there are 2,080 employed medical records and health information technicians earning an average salary of $36,610. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this area earn $36,280/yr and there are 2,660 employed.
Dallas lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.301 out of every 1000 jobs in Dallas are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians, and 1.016/1000 are held by medical records and health information technicians.
Of the 2 clinical research schools in Dallas, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, El Centro College comes out as the most expensive ($5,469/yr) for clinical research students, with El Centro College as the lowest, reported at only $5,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dallas|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||16.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||24.9 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||26.6 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||32.4 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||33.3 miles|