Pasadena has a general population of 133,936 and an overall student population of 36,548. Approximately 2,130 of Pasadena's students are enrolled in schools that offer biochemistry programs.
California Institute of Technology is the largest biochemistry school in Pasadena, based on student population. In 2010, California Institute of Technology graduated approximately 6 students with credentials in biochemistry.
In 2010, 6 students graduated with a biochemistry degree from one of Pasadena's biochemistry schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $34,584 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,290 for biochemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,755 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a biochemist in Pasadena, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 37,100 biochemists in California, 6,760 were working in the greater Pasadena area. Pasadena's biochemist workforce is projected to increase by 1% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biochemists.
As a biochemist in Pasadena, you can expect to make an average salary of $101,000 per year. This is higher than the average salary for biochemists in the state.