Thatcher has a general population of 4,022 and an overall student population of 7,241. Approximately 7,241 of Thatcher's students are enrolled in schools that offer sports medicine programs.
The largest sports medicine school in Thatcher, by student population, is Eastern Arizona College. In 2010, Eastern Arizona College graduated approximately 0 students with credentials in sports medicine.
If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $11,538 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Thatcher sports medicine schools was an average of $18,138 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $885 for sports medicine related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,075 per year, on average, for room and board at Thatcher-based sports medicine schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,049.
If you plan on staying in Thatcher after graduating from sports medicine school, you should know that job prospects for sports medicine professionals in Thatcher, which is the most popular sports medicine profession, are good. There were 3,280 sports medicine professionals working in Arizona and 100 working in the greater Thatcher area in 2010. The government projects that the number of sports medicine professionals in Thatcher will increase by 21% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for sports medicine professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a sports medicine professional in Thatcher is $18,800 per year, which is the same as the average for sports medicine professionals state-wide.