Haha, yeah right... Someone with a Bachelor's degree and no experience (except for a one semester internship) getting a job as a CRA.... (hahaha)... I have to agree. Massa is right, the idea that clinical research degrees or training (even with internship) qualifies someone to be a CRA is a myth.
An entry-level CRA job requires at least 2 years experience in clinical research. You can get this experience by being a research assistant (an in-house assistant to CRAs), by being a CRC (assisting the doctor with patients in the trial) or by being in data management (giving the data a double check before lock). Some people with 5 years experience in these positions still have trouble breaking into that first entry-level CRA job.
All of these entry level jobs pay about the same, about 35k on the east coast. The tricky part about research assistants is that it seems that every company has a different name for this position. Some call it CTAs (clinical trial assistants), RA (research assistant), PA (project assistant) and there are even more. But, it's all pretty much the same job. You help the CRAs out in the field and make sure the regulatory files are up to date and contain everything it should. During this time, enjoy every night you get to sleep in your own bed and spend time with your family, because you won't be able to do that as a CRA.
My advice is to apply to every clinical research job in your area. If someone offers you any job in the field, take it, especially in this economy!
Just being enrolled in classes for your Master's won't do any good for your career. A Master's degree is something that can differentiate you, but if it's certainly not necessary for a CRA job. If you really want that Master's, wait a year after working at one company and you'll qualify for tuition reimbursement (where your employer will pay for most of the cost of the master's)- no one should have to pay for it by themselves.