San Luis Obispo has a general population of 44,174 and an overall student population of 31,858. Approximately 19,325 of San Luis Obispo's students are enrolled in schools that offer biochemistry programs.
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is the largest biochemistry school in San Luis Obispo, based on student population. Approximately 28 students graduated in 2010 from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo with credentials in biochemistry.
A total of 28 students graduated with credentials in biochemistry from biochemistry schools in San Luis Obispo in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,249 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all San Luis Obispo biochemistry schools was an average of $32,409 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,638 for biochemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the San Luis Obispo-based biochemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $9,623 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,403.
Many biochemistry graduates choose to work as biochemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in San Luis Obispo, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 37,100 biochemists in California. Of these biochemists, 100 were working in the greater San Luis Obispo area. The government projects that the number of biochemists in San Luis Obispo will increase by 1% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for biochemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biochemist in San Luis Obispo is $98,490 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for biochemists.
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