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 healthcare administration programs.
George Mason University is the largest healthcare administration school in Fairfax, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 28 students graduated from the Healthcare Administration program at George Mason University.
In 2010, 28 students graduated with a healthcare administration degree from one of Fairfax's healthcare administration schools. If you decide to attend one of Fairfax's healthcare administration 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 healthcare administration 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 healthcare administration school, you should know that job prospects for healthcare administrators in Fairfax, which is the most popular healthcare administration profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 1 healthcare administrators in Virginia were working in the greater Fairfax area. The government projects that the number of healthcare administrators in Fairfax will increase by 20% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for healthcare administrators.
As a healthcare administrator in Fairfax, you can expect to make an average salary of $95,620 per year. This is higher than the average salary for healthcare administrators in the state.