Great Bend has a general population of 15,345 and an overall student population of 4,237. Approximately 4,237 of Great Bend's students are enrolled in schools that offer sports medicine programs.
The largest sports medicine school in Great Bend, by student population, is Barton County Community College. In 2010, Barton County Community College graduated approximately 5 students with credentials in sports medicine.
A reported 5 students graduated with credentials in sports medicine in Great Bend in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,006 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Great Bend sports medicine schools was an average of $14,552 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,036 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a sports medicine program in Great Bend. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,341 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $6,665.
If you decide to work as a sports medicine professional in Great Bend, your job prospects are good. There were 3,920 sports medicine professionals working in Kansas and 1,460 working in the greater Great Bend area in 2010. The number of sports medicine professionals in Great Bend is expected to increase by 28% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for sports medicine professionals.
As a sports medicine professional in Great Bend, you can expect to make an average salary of $18,380 per year. This is lower than the average salary for sports medicine professionals in the state.