Chester has a total population of 36,854 and a student population of 4,814. Of these students, 4,814 are enrolled in schools that offer healthcare management programs.
The largest healthcare management school in Chester, by student population, is Widener University-Main Campus. In 2010, approximately 11 students graduated from the Healthcare Management program at Widener University-Main Campus.
A reported 11 students graduated with credentials in healthcare management in Chester in 2010. If you decide to attend a healthcare management school in Chester, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $31,840.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for healthcare management related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,270 per year, on average, for room and board at Chester-based healthcare management schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $35,335.
If you plan on staying in Chester after graduating from healthcare management school, you should know that job prospects for healthcare managers in Chester, which is the most popular healthcare management profession, are average. In 2010, of the 14,200 healthcare managers in Pennsylvania, 5,050 were working in the greater Chester area. Chester's healthcare manager workforce is projected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for healthcare managers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a healthcare manager in Chester is $87,790 per year, which is higher than the average for healthcare managers state-wide.