With an overall population of 9,846 and a student population of 1,177, approximately 1,177 of Independence students attend one of Independence's schools that offer sports medicine programs.
Of the 1 sports medicine schools in Independence, the largest sports medicine school, by student population, is Independence Community College. In 2010, approximately 2 students graduated from the Sports Medicine program at Independence Community College.
A reported 2 students graduated with credentials in sports medicine in Independence in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Independence's sports medicine schools was $10,480 per year for instate students and $11,760 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for sports medicine related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Independence-based sports medicine schools, you will have an added expense of $4,600 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $5,880.
Many sports medicine graduates choose to work as sports medicine professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Independence, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 3,920 sports medicine professionals in Kansas, 1,460 were working in the greater Independence area. The number of sports medicine professionals in Independence 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 Independence, 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.