Fort Myers has a total population of 48,208 and a student population of 31,873. Of these students, 11,092 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
The largest chemistry school in Fort Myers, by student population, is Florida Gulf Coast University. Approximately 3 students graduated in 2010 from Florida Gulf Coast University with credentials in chemistry.
A reported 3 students graduated with credentials in chemistry in Fort Myers in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Fort Myers's chemistry schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,679 per year in instate tuition and $31,938 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for chemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,642 per year, on average, for room and board at Fort Myers-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,037.
If you decide to work as a chemist in Fort Myers, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 1,820 chemists in Florida. Of these chemists, 30 were working in the greater Fort Myers area. Fort Myers's chemist workforce is projected to increase by 1% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
As a chemist in Fort Myers, you can expect to make an average salary of $35,250 per year. This is lower than the average salary for chemists in the state.