I absolutely love my job. I am a Clinical Research Coordinator and work for a major Florida University. I coordinate study protocols. The hours are great- M-F with no nights, weekends, or holidays. My boss (a PA) is very laid back, and it's never any big deal if I have a Dr. appt, or if the kids have something going on. I am salaried, so there is no clocking in. If I leave for anything I just make up the time here and there, and I am not required to use PTO. The health and retirement benefits are great, too.
I have some patient contact, but by no means on a daily basis. I have my own office, computer, etc. I feel like an important member of a team, not just a "body" there to get tasks done. I have a lot of autonomy here, and I love that.
I work in a very academic setting. The physicians treat us as equals. I attend many conferences, grand rounds, etc. Our friendly pharmaceutical reps frequently sponsor luncheons, dinners at nice restaurants, etc. I also have some opportunities for travel (all expenses paid).
If the pay were higher it would be my ultimate dream job, but for now it's quite nice!