Springfield has a general population of 151,580 and an overall student population of 44,963. Approximately 20,371 of Springfield's students are enrolled in schools that offer healthcare management programs.
Springfield's largest healthcare management school is Missouri State University. In 2010, Missouri State University graduated approximately 14 students with credentials in healthcare management.
In 2010, 14 students graduated with a healthcare management degree in Springfield. Tuition in 2009 at Springfield's healthcare management schools was $16,628 per year for instate students and $21,908 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for healthcare management related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,922 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 healthcare management, if you decide to work as a healthcare manager in Springfield, your job prospects are average. There were 4,410 healthcare managers working in Missouri and 320 working in the greater Springfield area in 2010. The government projects that the number of healthcare managers in Springfield will increase by 10% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for healthcare managers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a healthcare manager in Springfield is $66,310 per year, which is higher than the average for healthcare managers state-wide.