With an overall population of 303,447 and a student population of 90,964, approximately 40,022 of Tampa students attend one of Tampa's schools that offer health science programs.
The largest health science school in Tampa, by student population, is University of South Florida-Main Campus. In 2010, University of South Florida-Main Campus graduated approximately 23 students from its health science program.
A total of 23 students graduated with credentials in health science from health science schools in Tampa in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Tampa's health science schools was $18,927 per year for instate students and $29,736 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,500 for health science related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,750 per year, on average, for room and board at Tampa-based health science schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in health science, if you decide to work as a health science professional in Tampa, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 151,100 health science professionals in Florida. Of these health science professionals, 25,300 were working in the greater Tampa area. The number of health science professionals in Tampa is expected to increase by 24% by the year 2018. This anticipated 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 Tampa is $61,210 per year, which is higher than the average for health science professionals state-wide.