Lake Worth has a general population of 35,133 and an overall student population of 29,308. Approximately 28,017 of Lake Worth's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic science programs.
Lake Worth's largest forensic science school is Palm Beach State College. In 2010, approximately 15 students graduated from the Forensic Science program at Palm Beach State College.
A reported 15 students graduated with credentials in forensic science in Lake Worth in 2010. In 2009 tuition at forensic science schools in Lake Worth was $1,990 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,750 for forensic science related books and supplies each year.
Many forensic science graduates choose to work as forensic science technicians after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Lake Worth, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 9 forensic science technicians in Florida were working in the greater Lake Worth area. The government projects that the number of forensic science technicians in Lake Worth will increase by 11% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for forensic science technicians.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic science technician in Lake Worth is $54,110 per year, which is higher than the average for forensic science technicians state-wide.