Nashville has a general population of 545,524 and an overall student population of 53,757. Approximately 8,824 of Nashville's students are enrolled in schools that offer healthcare management programs.
Tennessee State University is the largest healthcare management school in Nashville, based on student population. In 2010, Tennessee State University graduated approximately 14 students from its healthcare management program.
A total of 14 students graduated with credentials in healthcare management from healthcare management schools in Nashville in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,204 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Nashville healthcare management schools was an average of $30,132 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,700 for healthcare management related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,610 per year, on average, for room and board at Nashville-based healthcare management schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,914.
After graduating with your credentials in healthcare management, if you decide to work as a healthcare manager in Nashville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 7,180 healthcare managers in Tennessee, 1,730 were working in the greater Nashville area. The government projects that the number of healthcare managers in Nashville will increase by 14% 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 Nashville is $80,850 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for healthcare managers.