Ames has a total population of 50,731 and a student population of 28,104. Of these students, 27,945 are enrolled in schools that offer health science programs.
Ames's largest health science school is Iowa State University. Approximately 2 students graduated in 2010 from Iowa State University with credentials in health science.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with a health science degree in Ames. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,366 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Ames health science schools was an average of $29,586 per year in 2009.
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 $7,277 per year, on average, for room and board at Ames-based health science schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,175.
If you plan on staying in Ames after graduating from health science school, you should know that job prospects for health science professionals in Ames, which is the most popular health science profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 59 health science professionals in Iowa were working in the greater Ames area. Ames's health science professional workforce is projected to increase by 22% 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 Ames is $53,510 per year, which is higher than the average for health science professionals state-wide.