Long Beach has a general population of 461,522 and an overall student population of 66,287. Approximately 35,557 of Long Beach's students are enrolled in schools that offer health science programs.
California State University-Long Beach is the largest health science school in Long Beach, based on student population. Approximately 92 students graduated in 2010 from California State University-Long Beach with credentials in health science.
A reported 92 students graduated with credentials in health science in Long Beach in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,052 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Long Beach health science schools was an average of $31,212 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,638 for health science related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,800 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,426.
If you decide to work as a health science professional in Long Beach, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 health science professionals in California were working in the greater Long Beach area. The number of health science professionals in Long Beach is expected to increase by 25% by the year 2018. 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 Long Beach is $81,540 per year, which is lower than the average for health science professionals state-wide.