Berkeley has a total population of 102,743 and a student population of 44,428. Of these students, 35,830 are enrolled in schools that offer health science programs.
The largest health science school in Berkeley, by student population, is University of California-Berkeley. In 2010, University of California-Berkeley graduated approximately 26 students with credentials in health science.
In 2010, 45 students graduated with a health science degree in Berkeley. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $28,312 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Berkeley health science schools was an average of $50,981 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,307 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a health science program in Berkeley. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $15,308 per year, on average, for room and board at Berkeley-based health science schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,133.
If you plan on staying in Berkeley after graduating from health science school, you should know that job prospects for health science professionals in Berkeley, which is the most popular health science profession, are good. In 2010, there were 236,400 health science professionals in California. Of these health science professionals, 16,840 were working in the greater Berkeley area. The number of health science professionals in Berkeley is expected to increase by 25% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for health science professionals.
As a health science professional in Berkeley, you can expect to make an average salary of $103,330 per year. This is higher than the average salary for health science professionals in the state.