Athens has a total population of 100,266 and a student population of 40,242. Of these students, 34,885 are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
University of Georgia is the largest chemistry school in Athens, based on student population. In 2010, University of Georgia graduated approximately 60 students from its chemistry program.
A reported 63 students graduated with credentials in chemistry in Athens in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Athens's chemistry schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,000 per year in instate tuition and $36,210 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $960 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a chemistry program in Athens. And if you live on campus at one of the Athens-based chemistry schools, you will have an added expense of $8,046 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a chemist in Athens, your job prospects are not very good. There were 1,330 chemists working in Georgia and 140 working in the greater Athens area in 2010. Athens's chemist workforce is projected to decrease by -1% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Athens is $87,290 per year, which is higher than the average for chemists state-wide.