With an overall population of 77,423 and a student population of 11,636, approximately 11,070 of Santa Maria students attend one of Santa Maria's schools that offer nutrition programs.
Allan Hancock College is the largest nutrition school in Santa Maria, based on student population. Approximately 3 students graduated in 2010 from Allan Hancock College with credentials in nutrition.
In 2010, 3 students graduated with a nutrition certificate from one of Santa Maria's nutrition schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $782 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,638 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nutrition program in Santa Maria.
After graduating with your credentials in nutrition, if you decide to work as a nutritionist in Santa Maria, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 6,200 nutritionists in California. Of these nutritionists, 70 were working in the greater Santa Maria area. The number of nutritionists in Santa Maria is expected to increase by 11% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nutritionists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nutritionist in Santa Maria is $66,860 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for nutritionists.