Memphis has a total population of 650,100 and a student population of 48,230. Of these students, 1,673 are enrolled in schools that offer health science programs.
Memphis's largest health science school is Rhodes College. In 2010, Rhodes College graduated approximately 5 students with credentials in health science.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with a health science degree in Memphis. In 2009 tuition at health science schools in Memphis was $33,710 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,020 for health science related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,314 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $36,902.
Many health science graduates choose to work as health science professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Memphis, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 61,600 health science professionals in Tennessee, 14,870 were working in the greater Memphis area. By the year 2018, the number of health science professionals is expected to increase by 16% in Memphis. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for health science professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a health science professional in Memphis is $60,580 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for health science professionals.