With an overall population of 48,208 and a student population of 31,873, approximately 11,092 of Fort Myers students attend one of Fort Myers's schools that offer health science programs.
Fort Myers's largest health science school is Florida Gulf Coast University. In 2010, Florida Gulf Coast University graduated approximately 48 students from its health science program.
In 2010, 48 students graduated with a health science degree from one of Fort Myers's health science schools. If you decide to attend one of Fort Myers's health science schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,679 per year in instate tuition and $31,938 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a health science program in Fort Myers. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,642 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,037.
Many health science graduates choose to work as health science professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Fort Myers, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 33 health science professionals in Florida were working in the greater Fort Myers area. The number of health science professionals in Fort Myers is expected to increase by 24% by the year 2018. This projected 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 Fort Myers is $61,000 per year, which is higher than the average for health science professionals state-wide.