Reading has a total population of 81,207 and a student population of 15,124. Of these students, 2,856 are enrolled in schools that offer health science programs.
Alvernia University is the largest health science school in Reading, based on student population. Approximately 0 students graduated in 2010 from Alvernia University with credentials in health science.
If you decide to attend a health science school in Reading, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $24,350.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,500 for health science related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,242 per year, on average, for room and board at Reading-based health science schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $30,452.
If you decide to work as a health science professional in Reading, your job prospects are good. There were 135,400 health science professionals working in Pennsylvania and 3,170 working in the greater Reading area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of health science professionals is expected to increase by 16% in Reading. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for health science professionals.
As a health science professional in Reading, you can expect to make an average salary of $62,000 per year. This is higher than the average salary for health science professionals in the state.