Santa Maria has a total population of 77,423 and a student population of 11,636. Of these students, 11,070 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Santa Maria's largest chemistry school is Allan Hancock College. Approximately 6 students graduated in 2010 from Allan Hancock College with credentials in chemistry.
In 2010, 6 students graduated with a chemistry degree from one of Santa Maria's chemistry schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $782 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,638 for chemistry related books and supplies each year.
If you decide to work as a chemist in Santa Maria, your job prospects are not very good. There were 10,900 chemists working in California and 150 working in the greater Santa Maria area in 2010. Santa Maria's chemist workforce is projected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Santa Maria is $81,870 per year, which is higher than the average for chemists state-wide.