Muscle Shoals has a total population of 11,924 and a student population of 4,520. Of these students, 4,520 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
The largest chemistry school in Muscle Shoals, by student population, is Northwest Shoals Community College-Muscle Shoals. In 2010, approximately 0 students graduated from the Chemistry program at Northwest Shoals Community College-Muscle Shoals.
If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $6,980 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Muscle Shoals chemistry schools was an average of $9,110 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,300 for chemistry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $1,800 per year, on average, for room and board at Muscle Shoals-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,820.
Many chemistry graduates choose to work as chemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Muscle Shoals, your job prospects are not very good. There were 1,080 chemists working in Alabama and 50 working in the greater Muscle Shoals area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of chemists is expected to decrease by -2% in Muscle Shoals. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Muscle Shoals is $33,400 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for chemists.