Job Growth Potential and Salaries

Clinical research is an important part of the healthcare industry, an industry that is expanding faster than any other in the United States. A recent search of CareerOneStop highlights nearly 50,000 current jobs available in the United States.

Combine the overall growth of the healthcare sector with the rapid growth of new technologies and innovations, clinical research presents a huge employment opportunity which should see continued growth for a long time.

The clinical research associate role as been in the 100 Best Jobs in America for a few years and in 2012 it was number 4. The role has experienced an 8 percent growth rate for the past 10 years and has a high quality-of-life rating.

  • Clinical Researchers Are in Demand

    Universities, research organizations, the Veterans Health Administration and National Institutes of Health are all looking for clinical research staff to help manage the clinical trials that allow new scientific discoveries to reach the people who need them. These well-paying jobs allow you to blend your love of science and discovery with patient care to evaluate medical, surgical, and behavioral interventions.

  • Average Salaries

    Assistant Research Coordinator
    Low: $27/hour
    Midpoint: $34/hour
    High: $43/hour

    Clinical Research Coordinator
    Low: $30/hour
    Midpoint: $38/hour
    High: $48/hour

    Senior Clinical Research Coordinator
    Low: $36/hour
    Midpoint: $46/hour
    High: $58/hour