Long Beach has a general population of 461,522 and an overall student population of 66,287. Approximately 35,557 of Long Beach's students are enrolled in schools that offer biochemistry programs.
Of the 1 biochemistry schools in Long Beach, the largest biochemistry school, by student population, is California State University-Long Beach. Approximately 49 students graduated in 2010 from California State University-Long Beach with credentials in biochemistry.
In 2010, 49 students graduated with a biochemistry degree from one of Long Beach's biochemistry schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,052 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Long Beach biochemistry schools was an average of $31,212 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,638 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a biochemistry program in Long Beach. And if you live on campus at one of the Long Beach-based biochemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $7,800 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,426.
If you plan on staying in Long Beach after graduating from biochemistry school, you should know that job prospects for biochemists in Long Beach, which is the most popular biochemistry profession, are not very good. There were 37,100 biochemists working in California and 6,760 working in the greater Long Beach area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of biochemists is expected to increase by 1% in Long Beach. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biochemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biochemist in Long Beach is $101,000 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for biochemists.