Kennewick, WA (population: 65,634) has nine clinical research schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a clinical research program, has a total student population of 45,943. It is the 26th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Washington.
Clinical Research students from Kennewick 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 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland area alone, there are 110 employed medical records and health information technicians earning an average salary of $33,610. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this area earn $38,730/yr and there are 80 employed.
Kennewick lies in Benton county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Kennewick-Pasco-Richland area has 94,300 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $22.09/hr average worker wage, and a $45,950 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.874 out of every 1000 jobs in Kennewick are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians, and 1.205/1000 are held by medical records and health information technicians.
Of the 9 clinical research schools with a 500-mile radius of Kennewick, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Seattle University comes out as the most expensive ($27,268/yr) for clinical research students, with College of Southern Idaho as the lowest, reported at only $5,559/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kennewick|
|College Place||WA||-||1||26.6245||62||38.9 miles|
|Walla Walla||WA||-||2||48.096||122||40.7 miles|