With an overall population of 172,648 and a student population of 31,163, approximately 5,473 of Worcester students attend one of Worcester's schools that offer health science programs.
Worcester's largest health science school is Worcester State University. In 2010, Worcester State University graduated approximately 1 students with credentials in health science.
A reported 1 students graduated with credentials in health science in Worcester in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Worcester's health science schools was $19,356 per year for instate students and $25,436 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $984 for health science related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,067 per year, on average, for room and board at Worcester-based health science schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,789.
Many health science graduates choose to work as health science professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Worcester, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 11 health science professionals in Massachusetts were working in the greater Worcester area. Worcester's health science professional workforce is projected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for health science professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a health science professional in Worcester is $80,120 per year, which is higher than the average for health science professionals state-wide.