If you are interested in pursuing public health, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 public health schools in Tampa, Florida. Tampa has a total population of 303,447 and a student population of 90,964. Of these students, 46,313 are enrolled in schools that offer public health programs.
The largest public health school in Tampa, by student population, is University of South Florida-Main Campus. In 2010, University of South Florida-Main Campus graduated approximately 146 students from its public health program.
In 2010, 160 students graduated with a public health degree in Tampa. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $26,078 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Tampa public health schools was an average of $31,483 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,277 for public health related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,523 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $25,320.
If you decide to work as a public health professional in Tampa, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 8,660 public health professionals in Florida, 1,350 were working in the greater Tampa area. Tampa's public health professional workforce is projected to increase by 18% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for public health professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a public health professional in Tampa is $88,600 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for public health professionals.
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