Chico has a total population of 59,954 and a student population of 16,934. Of these students, 16,934 are enrolled in schools that offer health science programs.
The largest health science school in Chico, by student population, is California State University-Chico. In 2010, approximately 54 students graduated from the Health Science program at California State University-Chico.
In 2010, 54 students graduated with a health science degree in Chico. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,160 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Chico health science schools was an average of $31,320 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,656 for health science related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Chico-based health science schools, you will have an added expense of $9,404 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,164.
If you decide to work as a health science professional in Chico, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 236,400 health science professionals in California, 1,570 were working in the greater Chico area. The government projects that the number of health science professionals in Chico will increase by 25% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for health science professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a health science professional in Chico is $85,750 per year, which is higher than the average for health science professionals state-wide.