Oakland has a total population of 399,484 and a student population of 28,906. Of these students, 13,627 are enrolled in schools that offer biomedical engineering programs.
The largest biomedical engineering school in Oakland, by student population, is Laney College. Approximately 21 students graduated in 2010 from Laney College with credentials in biomedical engineering.
In 2010, 21 students graduated with a biomedical engineering certificate from one of Oakland's biomedical engineering schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $796 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,638 for biomedical engineering related books and supplies every year.
Many biomedical engineering graduates choose to work as biomedical engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Oakland, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 15 biomedical engineers in California were working in the greater Oakland area. The government projects that the number of biomedical engineers in Oakland will increase by 80% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biomedical engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biomedical engineer in Oakland is $102,520 per year, which is higher than the average for biomedical engineers state-wide.
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