Macon has a general population of 97,255 and an overall student population of 22,393. Approximately 8,072 of Macon's students are enrolled in schools that offer health science programs.
Mercer University is the largest health science school in Macon, based on student population. Approximately 2 students graduated in 2010 from Mercer University with credentials in health science.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with a health science degree from one of Macon's health science schools. If you decide to attend a health science school in Macon, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $29,540.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for health science related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,788 per year, on average, for room and board at Macon-based health science schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $32,741.
Many health science graduates choose to work as health science professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Macon, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 66,610 health science professionals in Georgia, 2,810 were working in the greater Macon area. The government projects that the number of health science professionals in Macon will increase by 35% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for health science professionals.
As a health science professional in Macon, you can expect to make an average salary of $56,680 per year. This is lower than the average salary for health science professionals in the state.