Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has five clinical research schools within its city limits. Texas Southern University, the highest ranked school in the city with a clinical research program, has a total student population of 9,394. It is the 821st highest ranked school in the USA and the 36th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Clinical Research students from Houston 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 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 3,090 employed medical records and health information technicians earning an average salary of $34,210. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this area earn $35,880/yr and there are 3,390 employed.
Houston lies in Harris county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.322 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians, and 1.205/1000 are held by medical records and health information technicians.
Of the 5 clinical research schools in Houston, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Sanford-Brown College comes out as the most expensive ($27,211/yr) for clinical research students, with Texas Southern University as the lowest, reported at only $7,672/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Houston|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||11.9 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||16.5 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||25.7 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||27.6 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||35.9 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||42.2 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||79.5 miles|