Although the Bureau of Labor Statistics
does not maintain statistics for Clinical Research Coordinators, the employment
demand for CRCs is expected to continue to grow. The job outlook within the state is especially promising since Texas is a leading pharmaceutical research state. In 2012, Texas was ranked second nationally for the number of all clinical trials, with more than 14,000 studies underway, according to the National Institutes of Health database (www.clinicaltrials.gov
) An aging population and new
scientific discoveries are expected to contribute to growth in the drug and
medical device development industry nationwide.