With an overall population of 31,419 and a student population of 4,720, approximately 1,367 of Wheeling students attend one of Wheeling's schools that offer sports medicine programs.
The largest sports medicine school in Wheeling, by student population, is Wheeling Jesuit University. In 2010, Wheeling Jesuit University graduated approximately 11 students with credentials in sports medicine.
In 2010, 11 students graduated with a sports medicine degree in Wheeling. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,430 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a sports medicine program in Wheeling. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,944 per year, on average, for room and board at Wheeling-based sports medicine schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $27,030.
If you decide to work as a sports medicine professional in Wheeling, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 950 sports medicine professionals in West Virginia, 90 were working in the greater Wheeling area. The number of sports medicine professionals in Wheeling is expected to increase by 18% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for sports medicine professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a sports medicine professional in Wheeling is $66,960 per year, which is the same as the average for sports medicine professionals state-wide.