Springfield has a general population of 151,580 and an overall student population of 44,963. Approximately 5,489 of Springfield's students are enrolled in schools that offer health science programs.
Springfield's largest health science school is Drury University. Approximately 7 students graduated in 2010 from Drury University with credentials in health science.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a health science degree from one of Springfield's health science schools. If you decide to attend a health science school in Springfield, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $19,015.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for health science related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,364 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $23,415.
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. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 health science professionals in Missouri were working in the greater Springfield area. By the year 2018, the number of health science professionals is expected to increase by 17% in Springfield. This projected 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 Springfield is $53,850 per year, which is higher than the average for health science professionals state-wide.