Chattanooga has a total population of 155,554 and a student population of 22,629. Of these students, 10,526 are enrolled in schools that offer sports medicine programs.
Chattanooga's largest sports medicine school is The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. In 2010, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga graduated approximately 17 students with credentials in sports medicine.
A total of 17 students graduated with credentials in sports medicine from sports medicine schools in Chattanooga in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Chattanooga's sports medicine schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,938 per year in instate tuition and $29,236 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for sports medicine related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Chattanooga-based sports medicine schools, you will have an added expense of $8,190 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Chattanooga after graduating from sports medicine school, you should know that job prospects for sports medicine professionals in Chattanooga, which is the most popular sports medicine profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 sports medicine professionals in Tennessee were working in the greater Chattanooga area. By the year 2018, the number of sports medicine professionals is expected to increase by 24% in Chattanooga. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for sports medicine professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a sports medicine professional in Chattanooga is $77,650 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for sports medicine professionals.