Clinical Research Coordinators

Plan, direct, or coordinate clinical research projects. Direct the activities of workers engaged in clinical research projects to ensure compliance with protocols and overall clinical objectives. May evaluate and analyze clinical data.

Clinical research coordinators direct scientists performing clinical research to ensure compliance and achievement of clinical goals. Working primarily in the healthcare and health research industries, clinical research coordinators are highly in demand, especially in North Carolina.

In 2012, U.S. natural sciences managers earned national median wages of $55.64 per hour, or $115,700 per year, in a growing job market (data is not available for clinical research coordinators). In 2010, 49,300  natural sciences managers were employed in the U.S., a figure set to rise to 53,100 by 2020, in a 8% increase creating 3,350 new jobs.

North Carolina clinical research coordinators earned above the national average in 2012, with median wages of $59.48 per hour, or $123,700 per year, and demand is on the rise. In 2010, 2,180 clinical research coordinators were employed in NC, a figure set to rise to 2,640 by 2020, in a 21% increase creating 180 new jobs. A glance at the many jobs currently available at both the national and local levels reveals a career path rich with opportunity.

If you are interested in a career in clinical research coordination, NC State, with one of the oldest and most respected statistics programs in the nation, can help. Most clinical research coordinator jobs require a four-year bachelor’s degree, and you can earn a BS in Statistics on our campus in Raleigh. Then, if you wish to go further, you can earn your master’s in statistics or one of three supplementary certificates online.

Education Required:

Highest level of education associated with this occupation.

#Education Level%
0High School Diploma or GED8
1Post-Secondary Certificate8
2Associate's Degree (or other 2-year degree)9
3Bachelor's Degree56
4Master's Degree12
5Post-Doctoral Training8

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