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 chemistry programs.
Long Beach's largest chemistry school is California State University-Long Beach. In 2010, California State University-Long Beach graduated approximately 18 students from its chemistry program.
A total of 18 students graduated with credentials in chemistry from chemistry schools in Long Beach in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Long Beach's chemistry schools was $20,052 per year for instate students and $31,212 per year for out of state students.
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 $7,800 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,426.
After graduating with your credentials in chemistry, if you decide to work as a chemist in Long Beach, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 chemists in California were working in the greater Long Beach area. By the year 2018, the number of chemists is expected to increase by 6% in Long Beach. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
As a chemist in Long Beach, you can expect to make an average salary of $64,540 per year. This is lower than the average salary for chemists in the state.