With an overall population of 64,249 and a student population of 10,424, approximately 9,655 of Portland students attend one of Portland's schools that offer health science programs.
University of Southern Maine is the largest health science school in Portland, based on student population. In 2010, University of Southern Maine graduated approximately 3 students with credentials in health science.
A reported 3 students graduated with credentials in health science in Portland in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $23,446 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Portland health science schools was an average of $35,656 per year in 2009.
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 Portland. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,120 per year, on average, for room and board at Portland-based health science schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,002.
If you decide to work as a health science professional in Portland, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 14,500 health science professionals in Maine, 4,800 were working in the greater Portland area. By the year 2018, the number of health science professionals is expected to increase by 16% in Portland. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for health science professionals.
As a health science professional in Portland, you can expect to make an average salary of $57,510 per year. This is lower than the average salary for health science professionals in the state.