With an overall population of 152,082 and a student population of 20,020, approximately 5,107 of Springfield students attend one of Springfield's schools that offer health science programs.
Springfield College is the largest health science school in Springfield, based on student population. In 2010, Springfield College graduated approximately 46 students with credentials in health science.
In 2010, 46 students graduated with a health science degree in Springfield. In 2009 tuition at health science schools in Springfield was $26,480 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for health science related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,050 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in health science, if you decide to work as a health science professional in Springfield, your job prospects are good. There were 83,320 health science professionals working in Massachusetts and 6,610 working in the greater Springfield area in 2010. The government projects that the number of health science professionals in Springfield will increase by 17% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for health science professionals.
As a health science professional in Springfield, you can expect to make an average salary of $71,200 per year. This is lower than the average salary for health science professionals in the state.