Ottumwa has a total population of 24,998 and a student population of 5,203. Of these students, 5,137 are enrolled in schools that offer healthcare administration programs.
Ottumwa's largest healthcare administration school is Indian Hills Community College. In 2010, approximately 8 students graduated from the Healthcare Administration program at Indian Hills Community College.
A reported 8 students graduated with credentials in healthcare administration in Ottumwa in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,272 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Ottumwa healthcare administration schools was an average of $14,760 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,416 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a healthcare administration program in Ottumwa. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,610 per year, on average, for room and board at Ottumwa-based healthcare administration schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,392.
Many healthcare administration graduates choose to work as healthcare administrators after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Ottumwa, your job prospects are good. There were 4,810 healthcare administrators working in Iowa and 500 working in the greater Ottumwa area in 2010. The government projects that the number of healthcare administrators in Ottumwa will increase by 14% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for healthcare administrators.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a healthcare administrator in Ottumwa is $69,900 per year, which is lower than the average for healthcare administrators state-wide.