Salem has a total population of 136,924 and a student population of 16,514. Of these students, 1,103 are enrolled in schools that offer health science programs.
The largest health science school in Salem, by student population, is Corban University. Approximately 7 students graduated in 2010 from Corban University with credentials in health science.
A reported 7 students graduated with credentials in health science in Salem in 2010. In 2009 tuition at health science schools in Salem was $23,220 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for health science related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,520 per year, on average, for room and board at Salem-based health science schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in health science, if you decide to work as a health science professional in Salem, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 30,660 health science professionals in Oregon, 2,600 were working in the greater Salem area. The government projects that the number of health science professionals in Salem will increase by 22% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for health science professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a health science professional in Salem is $72,210 per year, which is higher than the average for health science professionals state-wide.