Fairfax has a general population of 21,498 and an overall student population of 32,304. Approximately 32,067 of Fairfax's students are enrolled in schools that offer gerontology programs.
Fairfax's largest gerontology school is George Mason University. Approximately 3 students graduated in 2010 from George Mason University with credentials in gerontology.
In 2010, 3 students graduated with a gerontology certificate from one of Fairfax's gerontology schools. If you decide to attend one of Fairfax's gerontology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,314 per year in instate tuition and $35,298 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for gerontology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,700 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,024.
If you plan on staying in Fairfax after graduating from gerontology school, you should know that job prospects for gerontologists in Fairfax, which is the most popular gerontology profession, are good. In 2010, of the 60,590 gerontologists in Virginia, 30,100 were working in the greater Fairfax area. The number of gerontologists in Fairfax is expected to increase by 23% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for gerontologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a gerontologist in Fairfax is $73,550 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for gerontologists.