Galveston has a total population of 57,247 and a student population of 6,371. Of these students, 2,430 are enrolled in schools that offer health science programs.
Galveston's largest health science school is The University of Texas Medical Branch. In 2010, The University of Texas Medical Branch graduated approximately 12 students from its health science program.
A reported 18 students graduated with credentials in health science in Galveston in 2010.
And if you live on campus at one of the Galveston-based health science schools, you will have an added expense of $4,650 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in health science, if you decide to work as a health science professional in Galveston, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 166,240 health science professionals in Texas. Of these health science professionals, 42,220 were working in the greater Galveston area. By the year 2018, the number of health science professionals is expected to increase by 32% in Galveston. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for health science professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a health science professional in Galveston is $70,300 per year, which is higher than the average for health science professionals state-wide.