Springfield has a general population of 151,580 and an overall student population of 45,566. Approximately 20,371 of Springfield's students are enrolled in schools that offer sports medicine programs.
Missouri State University is the largest sports medicine school in Springfield, based on student population. In 2010, Missouri State University graduated approximately 9 students from its sports medicine program.
A reported 9 students graduated with credentials in sports medicine in Springfield in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Springfield's sports medicine schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,628 per year in instate tuition and $21,908 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for sports medicine related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Springfield-based sports medicine schools, you will have an added expense of $5,922 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in sports medicine, if you decide to work as a sports medicine professional in Springfield, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 4,240 sports medicine professionals in Missouri. Of these sports medicine professionals, 430 were working in the greater Springfield area. Springfield's sports medicine professional workforce is projected to increase by 19% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for sports medicine professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a sports medicine professional in Springfield is $79,630 per year, which is higher than the average for sports medicine professionals state-wide.