Clinical Research Coordinator Career

Planning and Analysis

 
Planning and Analysis Careers | Clinical Research Coordinator

Clinical Research Coordinator

Career Area: Planning and Analysis

Occupation Group: Health and Medical Research

Salary

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An example would be the 25th percentile, 25 percent of workers employed in that occupation earn less and 75 percent earn more than the estimated wage value. At the 75th percentile, 75 percent of workers employed in that occupation earn less and 25 percent earn more than the estimated wage value.

A typical Clinical Research Coordinator earns the following wages (national and state):

State

The average salary in North Carolina for those pursuing this career is $54,998

*The salaries depicted here are representative of the range of salaries posted in job listings over the past year. Living wage in North Carolina is $30,000.

National

The average salary in the United States for those pursuing this career is $56,470

*The salaries depicted here are representative of the range of salaries posted in job listings over the past year. Living wage in North Carolina is $30,000.

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Directs clinical research and development projects for companies, and coordinates testing and quality control.

Employment Trends

The job demand and job growth statistics shown here were derived from job posts over the past year. Expected job growth projections are extrapolated from year-over-year job post listing history.

Job demand and job growth is expected at the following rates:

Growth
North Carolina467+20.1%
Nationwide13486+9.9%

Skills

A professional in this position typically utilizes the following skills in the course of everyday work in this exciting and challenging field:

Baseline Skills

The following are baseline skills every Clinical Research Coordinator is expected to have in order to experience success in this field:

  • Research: Experience performing creative and systematic work to understand a product, market, or customer, either before building a new solution, or to troubleshoot an existing issue
  • Communication Skills: The ability to convey information to another effectively and efficiently.
  • Teamwork / Collaboration: Experience working in collaborative efforts with a team to achieve a common goal or to complete a task in the most effective and efficient way.
  • Organizational Skills: Experience with a systematic process of structuring, integrating, co-ordinating task goals, and activities to resources in order to attain objectives.
  • Detail-Oriented: A detail oriented person is someone who pays attention to the details and can make a conscious effort to understand causes instead of just the effects, and that does this in a second nature type of way.

Specialized Skills

These skills are specific to working in this career:

  • Clinical Research: Working experience of Clinical Research, which is a branch of healthcare science that determines the safety and effectiveness of medications, devices, diagnostic products and treatment regimens intended for human use.
  • Clinical Trials: Clinical trials are experiments or observations done in clinical research.
  • Investigational Review Board (IRB): Aninstitutional review board(IRB), also known as anindependent ethics committee(IEC),ethical review board(ERB), orresearch ethics board(REB), is a type ofcommitteethat appliesresearch ethicsby reviewing themethodsproposed forresearchto ensure that they areethical.
  • Informed Consent Procedures: Working experience of Informed Consent Procedures, which is is a process for getting permission before conducting a healthcare intervention on a person, or for disclosing personal information. A health care provider may ask a patient to consent to receive therapy before providing it, or a clinical researcher may ask a research participant before enrolling that person into a clinical trial. Informed consent is collected according to guidelines from the fields of medical ethics and research ethics.
  • Scheduling: Working experience making schedules, which are basic time-management tools, consisting of a list of times at which possible tasks, events, or actions are intended to take place withing an organization.

Distinguishing Skills

Any Clinical Research Coordinator that possesses the following skills will stand out against the competition:

  • Clinical Research Management: Clinical research is a branch of healthcare science that determines the safety and effectiveness (efficacy) of medications, devices, diagnostic products and treatment regimens intended for human use.
  • FDA Regulations: Working experience of FDA Regulations. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) is a federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments.
  • Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP): The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) is a small office within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), specifically the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health in the Office of the Secretary of DHHS, that deals with ethical oversights in clinical research conducted by the Department, mostly through the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • Clinical Research Trials: Clinical trials are experiments or observations done in clinical research.
  • Clinical Research Data Accuracy and Integrity: Working experience of Clinical Research Data Accuracy and Integrity. Data consistency refers to the validity of the data source in which it is stored, and data integrity attributes towards the accuracy of the data that is stored within the data source.

Education

This career typically requires the following level of education. The numbers presented in the pie charts below were derived from actual job posts over the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

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Education Level%
Bachelor's Degree58%
Master's Degree20%
Doctoral Degree0%

Experience

This position typically requires the following level of experience. The numbers presented in the pie charts below were derived from actual job posts over the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Experience Required%
0 to 2 years46%
3 to 5 years41%
6 to 8 years8%

Many of the programs offered through NC State are designed for working professionals who need additional credentials to enhance existing work experience.

Students who do not have the expected level of experience may wish to look into internship and employment opportunities.

Common Job Titles

It is possible to find work in this field in positions commonly listed as the following job titles:

  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Research Coordinator
  • Clinical Research Nurse
  • Clinical Research Coordinator I
  • Regulatory Coordinator

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