Omaha has a general population of 390,007 and an overall student population of 48,645. Approximately 14,620 of Omaha's students are enrolled in schools that offer gerontology programs.
Of the 1 gerontology schools in Omaha, the largest gerontology school, by student population, is University of Nebraska at Omaha. In 2010, University of Nebraska at Omaha graduated approximately 16 students from its gerontology program.
A total of 16 students graduated with credentials in gerontology from gerontology schools in Omaha in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Omaha's gerontology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,659 per year in instate tuition and $28,620 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for gerontology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Omaha-based gerontology schools, you will have an added expense of $7,230 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,429.
If you decide to work as a gerontologist in Omaha, your job prospects are good. There were 21,220 gerontologists working in Nebraska and 9,780 working in the greater Omaha area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of gerontologists is expected to increase by 24% in Omaha. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for gerontologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a gerontologist in Omaha is $56,640 per year, which is higher than the average for gerontologists state-wide.