Costa Mesa has a general population of 108,724 and an overall student population of 27,906. Approximately 25,316 of Costa Mesa's students are enrolled in schools that offer health science programs.
The largest health science school in Costa Mesa, by student population, is Orange Coast College. In 2010, approximately 6 students graduated from the Health Science program at Orange Coast College.
A total of 6 students graduated with credentials in health science from health science schools in Costa Mesa in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $686 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for health science related books and supplies each year.
If you plan on staying in Costa Mesa after graduating from health science school, you should know that job prospects for health science professionals in Costa Mesa, which is the most popular health science profession, are good. In 2010, of the 236,400 health science professionals in California, 22,840 were working in the greater Costa Mesa area. Costa Mesa's health science professional workforce is projected to 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 Costa Mesa is $78,490 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for health science professionals.