Palm Desert has a general population of 41,155 and an overall student population of 10,286. Approximately 10,193 of Palm Desert's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
College of the Desert is the largest chemistry school in Palm Desert, based on student population. In 2010, College of the Desert graduated approximately 0 students from its chemistry program.
In 2009 tuition at chemistry schools in Palm Desert was $762 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,638 for chemistry related books and supplies each year.
Many chemistry graduates choose to work as chemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Palm Desert, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 10,900 chemists in California, 500 were working in the greater Palm Desert area. By the year 2018, the number of chemists is expected to increase by 6% in Palm Desert. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Palm Desert is $49,440 per year, which is lower than the average for chemists state-wide.