Amarillo has a total population of 173,627 and a student population of 11,812. Of these students, 11,289 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Amarillo's largest forensic nursing school is Amarillo College. In 2010, Amarillo College graduated approximately 136 students from its forensic nursing program.
A total of 136 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing from forensic nursing schools in Amarillo in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $1,410 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,292 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Amarillo.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Amarillo, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 20,570 forensic nurses in Texas, 200 were working in the greater Amarillo area. Amarillo's forensic nurse workforce is projected to increase by 24% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in Amarillo is $82,420 per year, which is higher than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
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