If you are interested in pursuing chemistry, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 chemistry schools in Bakersfield, California. Bakersfield has a general population of 247,057 and an overall student population of 29,236. Approximately 26,405 of Bakersfield's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Of the 2 chemistry schools in Bakersfield, the largest chemistry school, by student population, is California State University-Bakersfield. Approximately 6 students graduated in 2010 from California State University-Bakersfield with credentials in chemistry.
In 2010, 6 students graduated with a chemistry degree in Bakersfield. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,001 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Bakersfield chemistry schools was an average of $28,161 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,638 for chemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,305 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $7,871.
If you plan on staying in Bakersfield after graduating from chemistry school, you should know that job prospects for chemists in Bakersfield, which is the most popular chemistry profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 95 chemists in California were working in the greater Bakersfield area. By the year 2018, the number of chemists is expected to increase by 6% in Bakersfield. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Bakersfield is $102,190 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for chemists.
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