Clinical Research Coordinators


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+5.9% (as fast as the average)


What Clinical Research Coordinators Do

Plan, direct, or coordinate clinical research projects. Direct the activities of workers engaged in clinical research projects to ensure compliance with protocols and overall clinical objectives. May evaluate and analyze clinical data.

Other Job Titles Clinical Research Coordinators May Have

Clinical Program Manager, Clinical Research Coordinator, Clinical Trial Manager, Research Coordinator

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Clinical Researcher/Professional Athlete ,

UCLA Health

With rock climbing and American Ninja Warrior, I typically train 4-5 days a week with 2 forced rest days. As a researcher, I work on projects dealing with stem cell-based therapies for inflammatory bowel disease. I write publications on my research. I also occasionally do television spots, fitness competitions, and brand campaigns.

Director of Research and Human Performance ,

Recovery Force

I facilitate the clinical and usability testing of our patented compression technologies. I also organize clinical trials and conduct market research focused on improving patient outcomes and well-being.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Schedule subjects for appointments, procedures, or inpatient stays as required by study protocols.
  • Perform specific protocol procedures such as interviewing subjects, taking vital signs, and performing electrocardiograms.
  • Assess eligibility of potential subjects through methods such as screening interviews, reviews of medical records, or discussions with physicians and nurses.
  • Prepare study-related documentation, such as protocol worksheets, procedural manuals, adverse event reports, institutional review board documents, or progress reports.
  • Inform patients or caregivers about study aspects and outcomes to be expected.

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