Career Description

Clinical research coordinators evaluate and analyze clinical data. They work with investigators of projects to evaluate research protocols, prepare for clinical trials and experiments, seek approval from regulatory and ethics committees, implement experiments and trials, collect data. They may supervise research analysts.

Academic Requirements

Clinical research coordinators need at least a 4-year, bachelor’s degree in a field like medical technology, microbiology or public health administration. Some positions or places of employment call for a 2-year, master’s degree in one of these fields. Common courses that will prepare you for a career in clinical research include biochemistry, biostatistics, mathematics, epidemiology, anatomy and health care management.

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