Clinical Research Coordinator
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Directs clinical research and development projects for companies, and coordinates testing and quality control.
There were 590 Clinical Research Coordinator job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 23803 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Clinical Research Coordinator / Manager industry, which includes the Clinical Research Coordinator career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Clinical Research Coordinator jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $64,735.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $59,726.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Clinical Research Coordinator postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $48,813.
Education and Experience
Posted Clinical Research Coordinator jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.
Posted Clinical Research Coordinator jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.
|Years of Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||50%|
|3 to 5 years||35%|
|6 to 8 years||9%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Clinical Research Coordinator positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Research (84%)
- Communication Skills (46%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (33%)
- Organizational Skills (25%)
- Detail-Oriented (24%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Clinical Research (80%)
- Clinical Trials (45%)
- Investigational Review Board (IRB) (39%)
- Scheduling (31%)
- Good Clinical Practices (GCP) (30%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Data Entry (19%)
- Phlebotomy (17%)
- Data Management (17%)
- Project Management (14%)
- Vaccination (13%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Clinical Research Management (5%)
- Clinical Research Trials (4%)
- Drug Development (4%)
- Clinical Trial Management (4%)
- FDA Regulations (4%)
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Clinical Research Coordinator skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Clinical Research Nurse
- Research Coordinator
- Clinical Research Coordinator I
- Clinical Research Coordinator II
If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.
- Clinical Research Manager
- Clinical Trial Manager
- Natural Sciences Research Manager
- Clinical Research Director
- Medical Research Specialist
- Clinical Project Manager
- Clinical Research Associate
- Medical Research Scientist
Here are the employers that have posted the most Clinical Research Coordinator jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Bristol-Myers Squibb (945)
- University of Pennsylvania (887)
- Cedars-Sinai (783)
- University Of California (592)
- Stanford University (508)
- Duke University (102)
- Atrium Health (32)
- University of North Carolina (26)
- Atrium Health Navicent (21)
- Institute For Medical Research (19)
NC State Programs Relevant to this Career
If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!
- Health Physics Graduate Certificates
- Microbiology Undergraduate Certificates
- Textile Chemistry Master's Degrees