If you are interested in pursuing public health, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 public health schools in Norfolk, Virginia. With an overall population of 234,403 and a student population of 64,591, approximately 24,824 of Norfolk students attend one of Norfolk's schools that offer public health programs.
Eastern Virginia Medical School is the largest public health school in Norfolk, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 24 students graduated from the Public Health program at Eastern Virginia Medical School.
A total of 43 students graduated with credentials in public health from public health schools in Norfolk in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Norfolk's public health schools was $17,411 per year for instate students and $27,371 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for public health related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,868 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,777.
After graduating with your credentials in public health, if you decide to work as a public health professional in Norfolk, your job prospects are good. There were 5,430 public health professionals working in Virginia and 1,060 working in the greater Norfolk area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of public health professionals is expected to increase by 20% in Norfolk. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for public health professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a public health professional in Norfolk is $79,080 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for public health professionals.