If you decide that you want to get a public health degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 public health schools in Charlotte, North Carolina. With an overall population of 540,828 and a student population of 52,415, approximately 26,167 of Charlotte students attend one of Charlotte's schools that offer public health programs.
Charlotte's largest public health school is University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In 2010, approximately 40 students graduated from the Public Health program at University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
In 2010, 51 students graduated with a public health degree in Charlotte. If you decide to attend one of Charlotte's public health schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,931 per year in instate tuition and $26,237 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,400 for public health related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Charlotte-based public health schools, you will have an added expense of $6,569 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,527.
If you decide to work as a public health professional in Charlotte, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 7,590 public health professionals in North Carolina. Of these public health professionals, 1,190 were working in the greater Charlotte area. The number of public health professionals in Charlotte is expected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for public health professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a public health professional in Charlotte is $82,010 per year, which is higher than the average for public health professionals state-wide.
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