Seattle has a total population of 563,374 and a student population of 95,293. Of these students, 45,943 are enrolled in schools that offer health science programs.
The largest health science school in Seattle, by student population, is University of Washington-Seattle Campus. Approximately 8 students graduated in 2010 from University of Washington-Seattle Campus with credentials in health science.
In 2010, 22 students graduated with a health science degree in Seattle. Tuition in 2009 at Seattle's health science schools was $20,445 per year for instate students and $37,120 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,035 for health science related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,693 per year, on average, for room and board at Seattle-based health science schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,496.
After graduating with your credentials in health science, if you decide to work as a health science professional in Seattle, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 54,560 health science professionals in Washington State. Of these health science professionals, 22,920 were working in the greater Seattle area. The number of health science professionals in Seattle is expected to increase by 30% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for health science professionals.
As a health science professional in Seattle, you can expect to make an average salary of $77,650 per year. This is higher than the average salary for health science professionals in the state.