Clinical Research Coordinators
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 pat...
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The average annual salary for clinical research coordinators was $49,000 in 2019, according to Payscale.com. Ten percent of CRCs earned $37,000 or less. GlassDoor.com reports that some clinical research coordinators earn $75,000 or more.
A salary survey by the Society of Clinical Research Professionals revealed that the median salary for clinical research professionals (who responded to...
Clinical research coordinators spend much of their time in a lab setting, working closely with lead investigators, other clinical research team members, lab workers, and research subjects. Most coordinators work full time. Work hours may vary depending on the nature of the study; for example, if a study is being done to learn more about the digestive process in the morning versus the evening, c...
The outlook for clinical research coordinators is bright, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Information Network (O*NET). Companies will continue to need clinical research coordinators to help get funding for and monitor all aspects of their clinical research projects. There has been some consolidation in scientific research organizations due to i...