Clinical Research Coordinators

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Clinical research coordinators plan, manage, and/or coordinate clinical research trials. Most work in laboratory settings in clinical research facilities. They record data, maintain case report forms and drug dispensation records, and monitor project activities to make sure they comply with government and institutional policies. They also make sure patients are well cared for throughout the clinical trials. Coordinators use computers and analytical, scientific, and medical software programs to code information and track patients. This type of work requires strong knowledge of administration and management, medicine and dentistry, mathematics, and English language.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Clinical Program Coordinators, Clinical Research Administrators, Clinical Trial Coordinators
Duties Coordinate clinical research projects, ensuring activities are compliant with government and institutional regulations; secure funding for research studies; assess trial subjects; analyze trial data
Salary Range $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions with high demand in urban centers
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Health
Experience One to two years experience
Personality Traits
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
  • Scientific
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
  • Research
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Senior Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Experienced Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Entry-Level Clinical Research Coordinator