Ridgecrest has a total population of 24,927 and a student population of 6,342. Of these students, 6,342 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Of the 1 biology schools in Ridgecrest, the largest biology school, by student population, is Cerro Coso Community College. In 2010, approximately 6 students graduated from the Biology program at Cerro Coso Community College.
In 2010, 6 students graduated with a biology degree in Ridgecrest. If you decide to attend a biology school in Ridgecrest, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $624.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,460 for biology related books and supplies each year.
If you decide to work as a biologist in Ridgecrest, your job prospects are good. There were 13,100 biologists working in California and 190 working in the greater Ridgecrest area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of biologists is expected to increase by 21% in Ridgecrest. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Ridgecrest is $73,620 per year, which is higher than the average for biologists state-wide.