Des Moines, Iowa has 2 health science schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in health science. Des Moines has a general population of 198,682 and an overall student population of 11,849. Approximately 6,446 of Des Moines's students are enrolled in schools that offer health science programs.
The largest health science school in Des Moines, by student population, is Drake University. In 2010, Drake University graduated approximately 3 students from its health science program.
In 2010, 3 students graduated with a health science degree in Des Moines. In 2009 tuition at health science schools in Des Moines was $19,311 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,150 for health science related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Des Moines-based health science schools, you will have an added expense of $7,800 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,200.
If you decide to work as a health science professional in Des Moines, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 32,250 health science professionals in Iowa. Of these health science professionals, 6,700 were working in the greater Des Moines area. Des Moines's health science professional workforce is projected to increase by 22% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for health science professionals.
As a health science professional in Des Moines, you can expect to make an average salary of $53,730 per year. This is higher than the average salary for health science professionals in the state.
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