Pittsfield has a general population of 45,793 and an overall student population of 2,836. Approximately 2,601 of Pittsfield's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Berkshire Community College is the largest nursing school in Pittsfield, based on student population. Approximately 41 students graduated in 2010 from Berkshire Community College with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 63 students graduated with a nursing degree in Pittsfield. In 2009 tuition at nursing schools in Pittsfield was $3,744 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $810 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Pittsfield.
If you decide to work as a nurse in Pittsfield, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 17,050 nurses in Massachusetts, 240 were working in the greater Pittsfield area. Pittsfield's nurse workforce is projected to increase by 10% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Pittsfield is $44,000 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for nurses.