Clinic Coordinator

Leading the charge in optimizing patient outcomes and experiences


A clinical coordinator is a healthcare professional who plays a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of clinical research studies. They work closely with physicians, researchers and study participants to coordinate as well as manage all the aspects of clinical trials from patient recruitment to data analysis. Clinical coordinators are responsible for monitoring the progress of studies, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and maintaining accuracy along with complete study documentation. They may also be involved in developing study protocols, managing budgets and training other staff members.

In addition to staffing, clinic coordinators are also responsible for managing the clinic's finances. This may include managing the budget, billing, collections, purchasing and inventory management.


For Bachelor’s

  • Aspirants need to pass 10+2 with at least 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology from any recognised board. 
  • Moreover, students need to pass a national level entrance exam like NEET, CET or any other to get admission in an MBBS course. 

For Masters

  • Seekers can pursue a PG program after completing their MBBS.
  • Scholars can opt for MD (Doctor of Medicine) courses. 
  • One can also choose the DNB (Diplomate National Board) program after MBBS and for that national level entrance exam NBE is conducted. 

Job Roles

Apart from working as clinical coordinator, there are several other job profiles that a person with a background in medicine can pursue. Some of these job profiles include:

  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Medical Advisor
  • Healthcare Management Scientist
  • Healthcare Information Manager
  • Lead Physiotherapist 
  • Nursing Supervisor

Employment Sector

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Educational Centres
  • Research Centres

Top Recruiters

There are many recruiters from leading companies who enlist potential medical students. Following are some Recruiters from where students can find an employment opportunity in India: 

  • Fortis
  • King Edward Memorial Hospital
  • Apollo Hospital
  • Tata Memorial Hospital
  • Medanta
  • Hiranandani Hospital


The salary range may vary from company to company, but the salary of a clinical coordinator is very impressive in India.


Level of Salary

Salary Package per Month

Starting Salary

Approx ₹1,50,000

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹3,90,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹5,80,000


  • Problem-solving skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Critical Thinking


The career scope for clinical coordinators is vast and growing rapidly. With the rise in healthcare research as well as the increasing demand for new treatments and therapies, there is a high demand for skilled clinical coordinators. These professionals can work in a variety of settings including hospitals, academic medical centres, pharmaceutical companies as well as contract research organisations. They may specialise in specific areas such as oncology, neurology or paediatrics depending on their interests and experience.

Moreover, Clinical coordinators can also advance their careers by pursuing advanced degrees such as a Master's in Public Health or a PhD in Clinical Research. These advanced degrees can open up opportunities for leadership positions such as director of clinical research or vice president of clinical operations. Overall, the career scope for clinical coordinators is broad and with the increasing demand for healthcare research it is a promising field for those interested to build a career in healthcare.


  • Variety of tasks
  • Helpful in understanding operations of the hospital
  • Can start an entry-level job after a bachelor’s degree. 
  • Constant learning
  • Number of options


  • Not an impressive salary
  • Need to spend time on paperwork
  • Not for students from technical fields as they may find this profession hard.
  • Need to work on weekends and holidays as well.