With an overall population of 158,216 and a student population of 11,861, approximately 1,916 of Huntsville students attend one of Huntsville's schools that offer health science programs.
Huntsville's largest health science school is Oakwood University. In 2010, Oakwood University graduated approximately 10 students with credentials in health science.
A total of 10 students graduated with credentials in health science from health science schools in Huntsville in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,834 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for health science related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Huntsville-based health science schools, you will have an added expense of $7,756 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 health science, if you decide to work as a health science professional in Huntsville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 42,570 health science professionals in Alabama. Of these health science professionals, 4,180 were working in the greater Huntsville area. The government projects that the number of health science professionals in Huntsville will increase by 18% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for health science professionals.
As a health science professional in Huntsville, you can expect to make an average salary of $55,590 per year. This is higher than the average salary for health science professionals in the state.