With an overall population of 133,936 and a student population of 36,548, approximately 2,130 of Pasadena students attend one of Pasadena's schools that offer chemistry programs.
Pasadena's largest chemistry school is California Institute of Technology. In 2010, California Institute of Technology graduated approximately 57 students from its chemistry program.
In 2010, 61 students graduated with a chemistry degree from one of Pasadena's chemistry schools. If you decide to attend a chemistry school in Pasadena, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $34,584.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,290 for chemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Pasadena-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $10,755 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many chemistry graduates choose to work as chemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Pasadena, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 10,900 chemists in California, 2,130 were working in the greater Pasadena area. Pasadena's chemist workforce is projected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
As a chemist in Pasadena, 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.