There are 2 health science schools in Athens, Georgia. With an overall population of 100,266 and a student population of 40,242, approximately 40,052 of Athens students attend one of Athens's schools that offer health science programs.
The largest health science school in Athens, by student population, is Athens Technical College. In 2010, approximately 153 students graduated from the Health Science program at Athens Technical College.
In 2010, 166 students graduated with a health science certificate from one of Athens's health science schools. Tuition in 2009 at Athens's health science schools was $18,000 per year for instate students and $36,210 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,230 for health science related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Athens-based health science schools, you will have an added expense of $8,046 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,143.
Many health science graduates choose to work as health science professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Athens, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 66,610 health science professionals in Georgia, 1,880 were working in the greater Athens area. Athens's health science professional workforce is projected to increase by 35% 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 Athens is $60,110 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for health science professionals.
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