Missoula has a total population of 57,053 and a student population of 14,961. Of these students, 14,921 are enrolled in schools that offer health science programs.
Missoula's largest health science school is The University of Montana. In 2010, The University of Montana graduated approximately 2 students with credentials in health science.
In 2010, 4 students graduated with a health science degree in Missoula. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,455 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Missoula health science schools was an average of $29,889 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a health science program in Missoula. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,611 per year, on average, for room and board at Missoula-based health science schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a health science professional in Missoula, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 7 health science professionals in Montana were working in the greater Missoula area. Missoula's health science professional workforce is projected to increase by 19% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for health science professionals.
As a health science professional in Missoula, you can expect to make an average salary of $56,500 per year. This is higher than the average salary for health science professionals in the state.