With an overall population of 486,699 and a student population of 77,749, approximately 38,767 of Tucson students attend one of Tucson's schools that offer health science programs.
Of the 1 health science schools in Tucson, the largest health science school, by student population, is University of Arizona. In 2010, University of Arizona graduated approximately 11 students with credentials in health science.
A total of 23 students graduated with credentials in health science from health science schools in Tucson in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,519 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Tucson health science schools was an average of $35,928 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a health science program in Tucson. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,614 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,871.
If you decide to work as a health science professional in Tucson, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 40,510 health science professionals in Arizona, 8,220 were working in the greater Tucson area. By the year 2018, the number of health science professionals is expected to increase by 23% in Tucson. 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 Tucson is $65,110 per year, which is higher than the average for health science professionals state-wide.