With an overall population of 540,828 and a student population of 52,415, approximately 24,701 of Charlotte students attend one of Charlotte's schools that offer sports medicine programs.
The largest sports medicine school in Charlotte, by student population, is University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In 2010, approximately 15 students graduated from the Sports Medicine program at University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
A total of 15 students graduated with credentials in sports medicine from sports medicine schools in Charlotte in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,827 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Charlotte sports medicine schools was an average of $26,439 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a sports medicine program in Charlotte. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,006 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,527.
Many sports medicine graduates choose to work as sports medicine professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Charlotte, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 7,360 sports medicine professionals in North Carolina. Of these sports medicine professionals, 1,010 were working in the greater Charlotte area. The government projects that the number of sports medicine professionals in Charlotte will increase by 18% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for sports medicine professionals.
As a sports medicine professional in Charlotte, you can expect to make an average salary of $27,860 per year. This is lower than the average salary for sports medicine professionals in the state.