Decatur has a total population of 18,147 and a student population of 27,990. Of these students, 868 are enrolled in schools that offer health science programs.
Of the 1 health science schools in Decatur, the largest health science school, by student population, is Agnes Scott College. Approximately 1 students graduated in 2010 from Agnes Scott College with credentials in health science.
A reported 1 students graduated with credentials in health science in Decatur in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $30,105 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for health science related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,850 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a health science professional in Decatur, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 66,610 health science professionals in Georgia, 33,790 were working in the greater Decatur area. Decatur'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 Decatur is $64,100 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for health science professionals.