Hickory has a total population of 37,222 and a student population of 7,202. Of these students, 1,674 are enrolled in schools that offer public health programs.
Of the 1 public health schools in Hickory, the largest public health school, by student population, is Lenoir-Rhyne University. In 2010, approximately 0 students graduated from the Public Health program at Lenoir-Rhyne University.
In 2009 tuition at public health schools in Hickory was $24,200 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,160 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a public health program in Hickory. And if you live on campus at one of the Hickory-based public health schools, you will have an added expense of $8,540 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $28,210.
If you plan on staying in Hickory after graduating from public health school, you should know that job prospects for public health professionals in Hickory, which is the most popular public health profession, are good. In 2010, of the 7,590 public health professionals in North Carolina, 230 were working in the greater Hickory area. Hickory's public health professional workforce is projected 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 Hickory is $79,250 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for public health professionals.